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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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