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Terrorism advice

There is a serious and sustained threat from international terrorism to the UK and UK interests overseas. If you suspect it, report it.

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The internet is used by some people to promote terrorism and extremism. The Government and police are committed to protecting the public from terrorist content online, but we cannot do this alone. Everyone who uses the internet can help to make it safer. Illegal terrorist or extremist content might 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

At www.gov.uk/report-terrorism you can report content you think may be illegal to the police for investigation. You can also find out how to report offensive content to the website administrator, service provider or hosting company.

Terrorism threat levels

Threat levels are assessed by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC). For more information about the threat visit https://www.mi5.gov.uk/threat-levels.