Online disinformation raises terrorism threat

Gilles de Kerchove said that while terrorists inspired by Isis and al-Qa'ida remained the biggest security threat, a "major change in society" was under way. In an interview published in the CTC Sentinel journal, he voiced concern about the "potential future rise of new forms of terrorism, rooted in conspiracy theories and technophobia". Stock photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Lizzie Dearden

New forms of terrorism rooted in conspiracy theories could emerge after the coronavirus pandemic, the EU's terror chief has warned.