Videos on Facebook 'show wannabe terrorists how to make home made nail bombs'

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

Videos showing how to make nail bombs are freely available to view on both Facebook and YouTube, an investigation has found.

The Times found that detailed instructions into make the terrorist device, as well as ricin poison and other complex explosives are available in just a few clicks.

The “slickly-produced videos and manuals” show how to turn everyday items into weapons capable of killing on a large scale.

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people using a nail bomb (Rex)

Some videos include how to make nail bombs, similar to the one used by Manchester bomber Salman Abedi.

Despite the ease of finding the videos, Facebook moderators have reportedly refused to to remove page, which has a masked jihadist as its profile picture, as it does not violate “community standards”.

However, it later took down the page – which was said to breach British terrorism laws – according to The Times.

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Facebook said: “There is no place for terrorists or content that promotes terrorism on Facebook and we remove it as soon as we become aware of it.”

Other videos that show jihadists detailing how to make bombs also feature on YouTube.

The company again closed the account that posted the video after contact from the newspaper.

Facebook removed the video after their press office was contacted (Rex)

YouTube said they employ thousands of people “to fight abuse”.

They added: “We take these issues extremely seriously and work in partnership with the government and NGOs to tackle these challenging and complex problems.”

Top pic: Rex