A call by Prime Minister Theresa May to regulate tech firms in the wake of the London attacks has been criticised.
She said areas of the internet used by terrorists must be shut down.
“We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed,” she said. “Yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies… provide.”
Open Rights Group said “vile networks” could be pushed into “darker corners of the web” by more regulation.
“The internet and companies like Facebook are not the cause of hate and violence, but tools that can be abused,” the digital rights group said, while condemning Saturday’s attack on the London Bridge area.
Tech companies such as Google, Twitter and Facebook, which owns encryption messaging service WhatsApp have faced calls for greater regulation to prevent terrorist recruitment and planning.
On Sunday morning Home Secretary Amber Rudd told ITV that an international agreement was needed for social …