So to put it simply he wants the removal of legal material because it offends the Government’s views. This is what we call censorship.
Brokenshire said this in a statement to Wired:
Terrorist propaganda online has a direct impact on the radicalisation of individuals and we work closely with the internet industry to remove terrorist material hosted in the UK or overseas,
Jaani Riordan, a barrister specialising in technology litigation had this to say on the matter:
It feels like everyday now I read a new story about governments trying to censor the internet but trying to sugar-coat it as to not alarm anyone. I also read on these things that the people ordering the censorship also have a gross misunderstanding on how the internet works and its scary.
We saw something similar with Moscow removing all evidence of anti-Putin websites under the guise of a law that says the removal of these websites is lawful because they were inciting unrest within Russia. I simply don’t trust any government not to use such a law to their own advantage,we have seen this in Russia so there is a precedent and if something similar was to happen in the UK there is a good chance that they would take advantage of the situation.
It’s for our own good though, right?