Mixed reactions to PM's calls to regulate cyber space to prevent terrorism

Prime minister Theresa May’s call for regulation of the internet to prevent terrorism planning has drawn support from some quarters but criticism from others.

Hours after the latest attack in London that killed seven and injured dozens more, the prime minister said the internet was a “safe space” for the “evil ideology of Islamist extremism” to breed.

“The UK needs to work with allied, democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyber space to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorist planning. We need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risks of extremism online,” she said.

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