Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives.They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders.Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people.The plans — to be brought in if the Conservatives win the election in May — are part of a wide-ranging set of rules to strengthen the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.
The Home Secretary will also introduce “banning orders” for extremist groups, which would make it a criminal offence to be a member of or raise funds for a group that spreads or promotes hatred. The maximum sentence could be up to 10 years in prison.
TAP – Facebook and Twitter are public forums. Why would anyone ‘extreme’ or intending to commit an act of terror communicate so openly? They wouldn’t. These are measures designed to flatten political opposition, not prevent terrorism. The truth flies around so quickly on social media. That’s what they want stopped. Their lies are getting found out too often and too quickly.