Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Crime of Extremist Content Online: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Author(s): Fatma Mohammed Abdullah

In the era of the internet revolution, everything became possible. This new revolution opened new doors and hopes to humanity. On the other hand, this revolution makes humanity face a unique kind of challenges. Additionally, new kinds of wars. Not an ordinary weapon war but rather a war of thoughts. This war turned out to be more significant and effective than ever. The internet plays a significant role in this war. The outgrowth of the Internet has raised the chances for criminals to committed cybercrimes. Extremists and violent extremists are utilizing the Internet and social media to inspire radicalized and recruit youth. The scholars have alternate perspectives on this issue. The first perspective sceptic of the internet role in violent radicalization. They think that letting this extremist content on the internet will assist to detect the terrorist source. And give priority to the freedom of expression. However, the other scholars have a concern that simple accessibility to online extremist content may had violent extremes impacts. This paper will examine the various scholars’ perspectives from countering the online extremist content, the legitimate challenges confronting countering the online extremism online, finally the lawful global collaboration to as a solution to counter the online extremist.

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