Government announce funding boost to tackle violent extremist content online

Ryan Bridge 14/10/2019

Terrorist and violent extremist content online will now be treated by the Government in a similar way to child exploitation material. 

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the change on Monday, and said $17 million has been allocated to "stop and stamp out" the material. 

It will be spent on doubling the investigative, forensic, intelligence and prevention work of the Department of Internal Affairs, with a focus on violent extremist content.

Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University is an expert on New Zealand’s far-right communities and he joins Ryan Bridge on Magic Talk Drive.

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