Directgov battles terrorism with report-a-website page
Watch out YouTube
The Home Office has launched a page for people to report online extremism and terror-related content.
The section of the Directgov website will link directly to a team within the Association of Chief Police Officers Prevent Delivery Unit for investigation.
The site starts by checking people are not trying to report an actual real world crime happening now.
Assuming you are not, it goes on to ask if you are reporting a hate crime, web content which encourages or praises terrorism or terrorist training material.
If police find the site does "meet the threshold for illegal content" it can be removed under the 2006 Terrorism Act.
Content likely to meet this threshold includes bomb-making instructions, poison recipes and instructions on making weapons.
Illegal violent extremist content includes videos of beheadings with messages of praise for the attackers, speech or writing which calls for racial or religious violence, content designed to stir up hatred against any religious or ethnic group and chat forums with messages calling for people to commit acts of terrorism.
Full press release is here.
I can think of a few sites
There's this one organisation that has invaded the homes of many people in the UK. It uses fear (and the fear of fear, neat trick) to get people to change their lives and do things they would not have done if they had been in a correct frame of mind. It has forcibly removed people to foreign countries where they face an uncertain future. It has aided in the sale of arms to known terrorists and mass-murderers. It has been caught taking bribes and falsify important financial records. It's called the Labour Party.
There is no real threat to the UK. Not really.
You are much more likely to get killed/maimed crossing the road than by any terrorist.
You are more likely to die in a plane because of a mechanical fault than a terrorist act.
The last series of terrorist attacks we performed by people using their own ID and making little real effort to hide.
So STOP giving these bastards in Westminster more and more power over your life! You are at much greater risk from their ineptitude and corruption (which is on record ad nauseum) than you are from some dip-wad in a cave who is in bad need of a shave!
So, in essence, you would be more than justified in reporting the Labour Party site as it is the Labour Party (and the Tories) who pose the greatest threat to your life and your way of life.
Fear is the weapon of the terrorist - just ask yourself who is spreading the greatest fear in the public today.
Can we report UK Gov websites?
After all, they're doing their best to terrorise us with the threat of Global Terrorism (TM).
I can imagine conversations in cabinet meetings:
The people aren't scared enough of terrorism, we're losing control.
Lets up the threat to severe.
Do we have any reason to do so?
We'll use the arse bomber as the reason.
But that was over 4 weeks ago.
They won't notice, they'll just be glad that we're keeping them safe. They'll remember this when they vote in May.
Joseph McCarthy is alive and well
"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men."
-- Edward R. Murrow on McCarthyism