Hosting Providers: government forces us to censorship




Dutch hosting providers argue that the government forces them to censorship and curtailing freedom of expression by removing without any judicial test. Alleged jihadist websites offline

According to Michiel Steltman, director of the Dutch Hosting Provider Association, feel hosting companies are put under pressure by the new policy of the government against websites that would eliminate jihadist radicalization guilty writes the FD. This policy is set in the Action Integral Approach Jihadism. Among others, the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) would send letters to hosting companies are asked to pick up certain sites offline because it would be consistent with the terms and conditions of the company. Conflict

This method of government forces hosters Steltman according to censorship and curtailing freedom of expression because they would be to make a decision as to whether or not to pick a site. Forced offline The digital civil rights movement Bits of Freedom reports further that some requests to hosters sometimes vague and woolly described. Thus, some websites “at first sight not be described as jihadist would be” but should be anyway. Put on black at the request of the government

Normally, a website can only be taken offline if a judicial test is showing that the site is illegal. Commenting allows the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof know he understands the arrangement of the providers, but that he “appeals” to them the responsibility of providers to counteract. Jihadist radicalization


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