Scottish Police Tracking Terror Online

A dedicated webpage has been launched to allow members of the public to report online material which they feel couold be linked to terrorist activity.

The site's been set up to help people across Scotland who aren't sure whether something crosses the line or not.

Officers across the country are urging people to report anything they may have seen so it can then be fully investigated by a team of specially trained police officers before any action is taken and offensive material will be removed. 

All reports are anonymous and members of the public will only need the website address. 

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 and bomb-making instructions.

Assistant Chief Constable Colin McCashey, ACPOS Coordinator for Counter Terrorism said, "It is clear that terrorists and extremists are becoming more adept at using the internet to promote terrorism and violent extremism and corrupt those who are vulnerable to radicalisation. 

By helping the police with this simple step the public can assist to combat the threat from terrorists and take steps to help keep Scotland safe."

The dedicated website address is: