The Clean IT project is a project to define an Internet censorship and mass surveillance framework for the European Union, funded by the European Commission. Its stated mission is to prevent the Internet from being exploited by terrorists, in particular by preventing access to terrorist propaganda material.[1]

Reports have stated that it intends to bring about a situation in which social networking and messaging platforms would be "patrolled" by police,[2] and to require Internet companies to monitor their services for terrorist material.[3]

It has been accused by critics of being a wide-ranging initiative against privacy and freedom of speech.[2][4]

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