The confidential Thomson Reuters “terrorism database” is spreading in the internet’s underground.
The company says it only uses Wikipedia as a secondary source.
A security researcher managed to get hold of Thomson Reuters’ World-Check database, which flags terrorism and organised crime suspects.
The database has faced serious questions since it was reported on by VICE News in February. Now, FOI requests have revealed UK police and the charity regulator are using its services.
An exclusive VICE News investigation has discovered an influential company owned by Thomson Reuters has put prominent politicians, academics and charities on a terrorism blacklist used by banks.