A Leeds man who hosted a website that allowed people access to terrorism publications has admitted a string offences in court. Colin McNeil, of Beeston Road, admitted four offences at Sheffield Crown Court this week and will be sentenced on July 5. The website was “deliberately and very publicly” unmoderated, with 46-year-old McNeil admitting in a police interview that he knew the site had been “swamped” by material supporting extreme right-wing ideologies. When he became aware that terrorist publications were being distributed on the website, he continued to play an active role in it’s administration. McNeil was first arrested on the March 23, 2022, after an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.  Specialist high-tech investigators found that McNeil “showed admiration” for terrorist publications shared on his website and also used the platform to express his own racist and extreme right-wing views.   Furthermore, a number of likeminded convicted international terrorists also used the website to “further their ideologies”.

via yorkshireeveningpost: Leeds man admits hosting terrorist website and had ‘admiration’ for right-wing extremism