Saturday, 13 April 2019

New UK counter-terror laws came into force yesterday – watch those clicks, people. You see, terrorist propag... NOOO! Alexa ignore us!

File under: 'shit you couldn't make up'.

While:

Senior British military officers are providing targeting training to Saudi forces, including for cruise missile attacks, despite the kingdom’s airstrikes on neighbouring Yemen provoking an international outcry over civilian casualties.

This:

New 'counter-terrorismn' legislation was enacted yesterday:

New laws came into force today that make it an offence in the UK to view terrorist material online just once.

The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act, which was granted Royal Assent in February, bestows on law enforcement new powers to tackle terrorism.

The government introduced the measures as part of its efforts to crack down on terrorist activities in the aftermath of attacks in London and Manchester in 2017.

However, the Act has controversially expanded rules on obtaining information "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism" to cover online content.

A new clause added into the 2019 Act makes it an offence to "view (or otherwise access) any terrorist material online", which also covers, for instance, streaming content.

Officer, um, we was just explaining how viewing terrorist content online's an offence...

3 comments:

  1. The totalitarian state has arrived...

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    1. Definitely 'sleep walking' into one...

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    2. But I don't know what the problem is: here we've got 'Britain's got talent!' and 'The X-factor' on the box!

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