"A total of 57,000 websites were identified as a threat to collective security. The activities of 50,000 of them were suspended, some [further] webpages are being looked into," CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha said at the organization’s summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
There has been a significant rise in terrorist-linked online activities in the Central Asian region, Bordyuzha noted.
The ISIL threat has come to the forefront of global anti-terrorism efforts since its rise in the Middle East in summer 2014. The group has been trying to rally more people around its cause of creating a caliphate based on a strict version of Islamic law.