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COVID-19: How hateful extremists are exploiting the pandemic

By July 9, 2020National News

Published 9th July  

The Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE) has published a report looking at the way in which extremists have sought to exploit the current pandemic. Through the use of conspiracy theories and fake news, the Commission has found that hateful extremists have used divisive, xenophobic and racist narratives to sow division and undermine the social fabric of our country.

The CCE warns that investing in counter extremism work and urgently publishing a new strategy is critical as extremists will seek to capitalise on the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 to cause further long-term instability, fear and division in Britain. 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

You can read the report as an online pdf here (opens in a new tab) 

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