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Measures to tackle extremism

New measures to tackle hate preachers and extremist websites have been proposed by a taskforce set up by Prime Minister David Cameron in the wake of the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby at Woolwich barracks.

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Taskforce's proposals on how to tackle extremism

A taskforce set up by David Cameron in the wake of soldier Lee Rigby's killing has made several proposals on how to tackle extremism in the UK, among their suggestions are:

  • Giving more support to places facing the biggest integration challenges, especially those communities where extremism is a particular problem
  • Working with internet companies to restrict access to terrorist material online which is hosted overseas
  • Improving the process for the public to report extremist content online
  • Ensuring prisoners who have demonstrated extremist views in prison receive intervention and support on release
  • Make delivery of the Channel programme, which supports individuals at risk of being radicalised, a legal requirement in England and Wales
  • Considering if there is a case for new types of order to ban groups which seek to undermine democracy or use hate speech

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