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Canada has made eliminating propaganda that supports ISIS, and other terrorist groups, a priority in newly proposed anti-terror legislation.

Bill C-51 would make it an offence to promote or advocate « the commission of terrorism offences, » and paves the way for the RCMP to seek a judicial order to remove such propaganda — which often aims to recruit foreign fighters or supporters — from the Internet.

The problem is, ISIS and extremist organizations are quite adept at getting around online obstacles to get their messages out, and move faster to find new avenues to spread their ideals than authorities can keep up with.

« By the time they actually go through this legislation, even if it takes a few days, it’s still not fast enough to keep up with the propaganda that’s being put out there, » said Muhammed Robert Heft, a de-radicalization counsellor based in the Toronto area.

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LONDON – Britain’s prime minister is expected to expand powers to combat terrorism in hopes of preventing attacks by Islamist militants returning for terror training in the Middle East.

David Cameron is unveiling a new package of legislation in the House of Commons on Monday. Talks with the Liberal Democrats, his partners in the governing coalition, stretched into late morning in hopes of finalizing a deal.

READ MORE: British PM David Cameron plans new laws to tackle terrorism threat

Measures under consideration include powers to take away passports from British citizens, though senior members of the Lib Dems have warned such measures may be illegal – even if they are temporary.

The moves come after Cameron pledged to plug gaps in Britain’s defences to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.

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