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.
Reports have stated that it intends to bring about a situation in which social networking and messaging platforms would be "patrolled" by police, and to require Internet companies to monitor their services for terrorist material.
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- "The Clean IT Project". The Clean IT project. http://www.cleanitproject.eu. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- Christopher Williams (21 Sep 2012). "Police to 'patrol' Facebook and Twitter for terrorists under EU plan". Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9557932/Police-to-patrol-Facebook-and-Twitter-for-terrorists-under-EU-plan.html. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- Warwick Ashford (24 September 2012). "EU mulls plans for police to monitor web". Computer Weekly. http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240163765/EU-mulls-plans-for-police-to-monitor-Web. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- "Clean IT – Leak shows plans for large-scale, undemocratic surveillance of all communications". EDRI. 21 September, 2012. http://www.edri.org/cleanIT. Retrieved 2012-09-25.