The immediate aftermath of the Barcelona terror attack showing a victim on the ground
A woman places flowers on a memorial after a van attack that killed at least 13 in Barcelona. Police shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the attack
Jihadi materila was still available on Wikipedia last night after at least 14 people lost their lives in van attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils
Until now, Wikipedia has largely avoided the spotlight. But the Daily Mail can reveal that the online encyclopaedia allowed links to official literature from two of the world’s most feared terror groups to be uploaded just 12 days ago.
Vile material still available on the site yesterday included an article published just six days ago from Al Qaeda’s ‘official’ magazine, which praised ‘lone jihadis’ including Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood.
Another link was to an IS magazine encouraging vehicle attacks akin to Thursday’s rampage. Since the magazine’s publication in November, similar links have also appeared on Google, Facebook and Twitter.
However, Facebook and Twitter removed the links when contacted by the Mail in March. Some links to the material remain on Google for academic reasons.
Wikipedia’s pages can be written and edited by any member of the public but it is said to be moderated by around 130, 000 ‘editors’. However the potential ease in accessing the propaganda was yesterday met with astonishment by MPs.
Tory MP Charlie Elphicke said it was ‘incredible’ that Wikipedia was making this material available.
‘They need to take urgent action to make sure it is removed, ’ he said. ‘This highlights the importance of the attempts of companies like Facebook, YouTube and now Wikipedia to be vigilant before taking firm action against material that aids terrorists.’
Dr Hany Farid, an adviser to the Counter Extremism Project think-tank, said: ‘We are seeing real harm which is a direct result of the failure of internet companies to act. Wikipedia and others absolutely have the ability to root out and squash this material.’
Inflammatory extremist material was also available on YouTube in the days before the Barcelona attack, the Mail can reveal. One video, posted on August 14, features a jihadi telling the camera: ‘Liberate yourself by killing a kuffar.’ In the wake of Thursday’s attack the videos had been removed.
Wikipedia did not respond to requests for comment last night. However in a discussion section on the Wikipedia page containing links to IS magazines, the firm says it is part of a project ‘to improve coverage of Islam-related articles’ on its site.what time does urban air close How to add error bars in excel How to make roasted potatoes? Tips on how to activate netspend overdraft protection service How to encourage discussion in the classroom in mckeachie teaching tips what does nsaid stand for How to cook oyster mushrooms what does manscape mean what does cold war mean How lethal home alone tricks How to make candles at home? Biden s.e.c. chiefs trade tips how what does dark urine mean What can i get for someone who likes to do magic card tricks How to cross multiply what does aids mean what does this mean ? What pagr iago tricks both cassio and roderigo fought what does wgo mean what does the name stephen mean What does turning tricks mean? what does simba mean How many hat-tricks does cristiano ronaldo have Tips on how to airbrush cookirs with stencils what does psat stand for Sarjoworld.com/buying-baby-shoes-what-to-look-for-best-tips-for-christmas How to dye the tips of your mohawk black If i withheld my tips where should i enter them on tax How to take a dog's temperature How to build a fort what does dtn mean on tiktok How much does pj tips cost? what does callate mean How to get bigger thighs what does metro mean what are the 10 signs of ovarian cancer? what time does bjs close How to put hair in claw clip? How to get on shark tank? How to make a march madness bracket, tips How to tell if someone is a eastern star How to draw a motorcycle what does fml mean what does a fatty liver mean what does it look like when someone blocks you what does a blue light on a house mean When you guest bartend do u get tips How to get rid of other storage on iphone? What are the text tips in kingdom rush origins pc How to set up facebook pay? what does isaac mean How to increase sperm volume Reddit how to use memory tricks what does no pun intended mean what time does lowe's open up what does a tornado warning mean How to watch belfast How to make sofrito? Gay tips how to record fingering video How to stop fighting tips for married couples How to use a curling iron? Where do you report tips on a tax return as a hair dresser what does noting mean How to watch olympic trials? what does edge mean sexually How to hack screen time what does coucou in french mean How do prediction magic tricks work what does ringing in the left ear mean what does git rebase do what baka mean How to arch your back? what does sanctuary mean what does the brown heart emoji mean what does market cap mean in crypto what games are on today march madness what does the emperor mean in tarot cards what does standard deviation mean what does gt mean Tips when visiting sick relative Tips on how to discuss death with a 4 year old what does squirrel poop look like How to get rid of scratches on glasses? How to open bottle without bottle opener? what does fortified mean what does baking powder do in a recipe Tricks to thawing ice when there is no warm water Windows 8.1 how to turn off help tips what does the backward k mean in baseball How to find out my blood type what does special mean what time does walmart bakery close How to fix clogged toilet? what does assent mean what does it mean that trump is impeached Postmates driver when do i get tips what does drift mean what does a semi colon mean what does m Who is rockin jump merging circus tricks What size practice tips for barnett 20 headhunter what does kayla mean How to shrink bunions naturally How to paint perfect french tips what does render mean what does ikr mean in texting what does do mean Tips on how to sell online How to lose weight without exercise How to control my vape tricks what does redeem mean How to cut the tips of your hair with pictures How do you do magic tricks with your hands what does bl mean How to cut a coconut? How to use spectra s2 what are the basic differences between the disciplines of physical and historical geology? How to floss?