Police are going to the internet from september to monitor jihadpropaganda

Police are going to the internet from september to monitor jihadpropaganda

A new police unit is available from september starting with the internet monitoring jihadpropaganda. The team consists of six agents, and arises from the government’s plans to jihadism and radicalisation.

The team is going to companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook questions to messages which, for example, is recalled to Syria to travel, to remove.

A first test last year took place was successful, let Ed Kraszewski, spokesman of the National police, compared with NIS to know. The purpose of the monitoring is “to prevent people with evil ideas”.

The new police team focuses on content that falls under the provisions of the law sedition and “call to participation in the armed struggle.”


The unit is part of a wider package of measures to jihadism and radicalisation, to address and had already been announced by Dutch minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs and former minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.

Kraszewski says that it took quite a while before the team are working to do, because there is within the government agreements on the special team should be made.


According to the NOS, the Netherlands remains behind France, the United Kingdom, Russia and Turkey when it comes to verwijderverzoeken in, for example, Google, Twitter and Facebook. In the first half of 2016, there were only fourteen requests have been submitted.

Russia had, in 2016, nearly a thousand verwijderverzoeken in. France complained to Google 165 applications in, the United Kingdom had 155.

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