Internet Police: London Signs Warn Against Accessing “Extremist” Material
Threat of criminal charges for viewing “inappropriate” material
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Police signs have begun springing up in internet cafes in London warning users that they could be reported to the police and face criminal charges if they access “extremist”, “offensive” or “inappropriate” material.
The signs, which state that the owners of the premises are actively working with the Metropolitan police, have drawn criticism due to their vagueness and questionable legality.
“Downloading or accessing certain material could constitute a criminal offence” states the bright pink sign (pictured below)