The Internet Does Not Increase Terrorism

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Internet TerrorismDWTerrorists are using the Internet to plot “murder and mayhem,” British Prime Minister David Cameron declared this week, as a parliamentary committee issued a report accusing Internet firms of providing a “safe haven for terrorists.” Cameron and the committee were referring specifically to a brutal knife attack that killed British soldier Lee Rigby on a London street in May 2013, but the charge has been levied more broadly as well. Earlier this month, British spymaster Robert Hannigan claimed that Silicon Valley had created “the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists.” In October, Spanish Secretary of State for Security Francisco Martinez warned that the ruthless ISIS terrorist group now dominating swathes of Syria and Iraq regards the Internet as “an extension of the battlefield,” adding that they might be using it to organize an attack in the West using the Ebola virus.

Fortunately, there’s good reason to believe these officials…

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