Report terrorist content on the web

The internet is used by some people to promote terrorism and violent extremism and to corrupt individuals who are vulnerable to radicalisation.

How to report terrorist content on the web

www.direct.gov.uk/reportingonlineterrorism (opens new window) is a dedicated webpage where you can report online terrorist content that you think might be illegal, or which you find offensive, to a specialist police department.

View Reporting Online Terrorism leaflet (PDF 682 Kb - opens new window).

Some examples of illegal terrorist or extremist content include:

  • Speeches or essays calling for racial or religious violence.
  • Videos of violence with messages of ‘glorification’ or praise for the attackers.
  • Chat forums with postings calling for people to commit acts of terrorism or violent extremism.
  • Messages intended to stir up hatred against any religious or ethnic group.
  • Bomb-making instructions.

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