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New terror law risks criminalising curiosity, parliamentary committee warns

Viewing terrorist content online more than three times will become a terrorist offence under the new Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill.

This is designed to address a loophole in the law which saw people stream terrorist material on websites such as YouTube without storing it on their own devices.

However the new law could criminalise academics and journalists "as well as those with inquisitive or even foolish minds", a parliamentary committee has warned.

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