Will terror fears curb free speech in Britain?

September 30, 2014 1:58 PM

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Will terror fears curb free speech in Britain?

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.

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" even within the law.

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