Home Office Minister Timothy Kirkhope told the Commons last week that the government is monitoring racist groups' use of technology "with a view to introducing legislation". Kirkhope made his comments at the opening of the European Year Against Racism campaign and promised that the UK would lead the way "in the fight against anti-Semitism and xenophobia".
"Neo-Nazism is not a massive problem as it is in countries like Germany," Kirkhope added, "but it is something we have to be very wary of." Kirkhope said his main concern was that racist groups were creating sites and then providing extensive links for racist views and ideas to be exchanged on a global scale.
He concluded: "If at the end of this we feel the need is there (for legal intervention) action will be taken, including new laws if necessary."
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