October 3, 2017 / 6:48 AM / 10 months ago

May says Britain to take tougher line on extremist content

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday Britain needed to take a tougher line against those people who post and view extremist content on the internet following a number of attacks this year.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Midland Hotel on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Britain, October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

“There are a number of things we need to do to deal with this,” she told Sky News. “(One) is taking more action and tougher action on those people who do use the internet, who are putting terrorist material, extremist material on the internet.

“In the future we’ll be making it an offence to stream or browse that material and we’re going to be increasing the sentence so that it could last to a sentence of up to 15 years.”

Reporting by Kate Holton and Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James

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