British government plans power to ban extremists from airwaves, social media

September 30, 2014 1:58 PM

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British government plans power to ban extremists from airwaves, social media

British Home Secretary Theresa May gives her speech to delegates at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Britain's interior minister says people with extremist views could be barred from appearing on television or publishing on social media even if they are not breaking any laws. Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives that if re-elected next year the party will introduce powers to disrupt people who "spread poisonous hatred" while staying within the law. May said Tuesday that only a minority of extremists are violent, but there is "a thread that binds" nonviolent extremism to terrorism. (AP Photo/Stefan Rosseau, PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES (The Associated Press)

LONDON – Britain's interior minister has proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media even if they are not breaking any laws.

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