If recent newspaper reports are true, the internet has become a haven for neo-nazis, extremists and terrorists of all persuasions. Copies of the Terrorist Handbook, a how to manual for would be terrorists, can be freely acquired by anyone with a computer and a modem. Instructions on manufacturing bombs and hacking are similarly accessible. There are even directions for creating an underground terror cell or running a resistance movement.
The formation of virtual communities in cyberspace means that extremists or activists can find others of like mind and exchange information and ideas. The Internet provides almost instant access to millions around the world, bypassing traditional censors and existing legislation on libel, incitement to violence or racism.