Police ‘adapting’ to those radicalised online during lockdowns

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ritish intelligence agencies and police are “adapting and responding” to a wave of vulnerable people who have become radicalized online during the pandemic, Dominic Rabo said on Monday.

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Justice secretary said officials are monitoring extremism And who are accessing content on the Internet “with maximum energy and enthusiasm.”

Police probing the murder of conservative MP David Ames fears the suspect may be radicalized online during the COVID lockdown.

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“There is certainly an element of risk or vulnerability to bigotry with more people spending more time online,” Mr Raab told Sky News.

“I am sure that the intelligence agencies and police are monitoring it with maximum energy and vigor.

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“I’ve been working on the National Security Council and foreign secretary since my time and how hard they work now. But of course they have to adapt to a different set of circumstances. They matter and they do an incredible job.” .

“But what you’re seeing is behavior is changing and changing and obviously we have to adapt and respond to that.”

The deputy prime minister also spoke about the abuse that lawmakers have faced online, describing it as “out of control”.

But he said he does not want the MPs to be afraid of meeting their constituents.

“The elephant in the room here is the amount of online hate we all get,” he said.

“The amount of reprehensible abuse directed at MPs, especially women MPs, has to stop.”

PM to pay tribute to Sir David in the House of Commons on Monday When his family urged people to be tolerant and “remove the hatred” in his memory.

MPs will be able to share memories of the Conservative MP from Southend West by observing a silence of at least two hours and a minute at 2.30 pm after the morning prayer.

In a statement published through the Metropolitan Police, Sir David’s wife, four daughters and son said: “Strong and courageous is an apt way to describe David. He was a patriotic and peace-loving man.

“Therefore, we ask people to put aside their differences and show kindness and love to all. This is the only way forward. Keep hatred away and work towards solidarity.

“Whatever one’s caste, religious or political beliefs, be tolerant and try to understand.

“As a family, we are trying to understand why this terrible thing has happened. No one should have died like this. No one.”

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