Report Online Violent Extremist Material

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The Digital Safety Group at Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) investigates content that clearly or potentially relates to violent extremism. If you are concerned that something you have seen may be objectionable under the terms of the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993, you can report it to us for investigation. To report online violent extremist material, complete a digital violent extremism form by following the button below:

 Report Online Violent Extremist Material

What should I report?

  • Articles, images, speeches, or videos that promote or encourage terrorism or violent extremism
  • Websites made by terrorist or extremist organisations
  • Videos of terrorist attacks, and any other content that promotes violent extremism

What happens when I make a report?

Your complaint will be entered into our database for review by one of our Investigators during standard business hours. You may be advised of the results of the inquiry if you have provided a contact email.

The actions we may take depend on the type of content reported. We may:

  • Work with the hosting platform (social media company or website) and ask them to remove the content, especially where it breaches the company’s terms of service; or
  • Submit the content to the Classification Office to classify the content and determine whether it is objectionable (illegal); or
  • Work with law enforcement, regulatory bodies, or internet service providers overseas to remove unlawful content from view in New Zealand; or
  • Prosecute those responsible for spreading illegal material online

Reporting other forms of terrorist and violent extremism online

We work closely with our partner agencies to tackle terrorist and violent extremism both domestically and internationally. There are a range of organisations that work to protect the public in this space. For more information on what to do if you come across terrorist and violent extremism online, see the image below:


Reporting other forms of terrorist and violent extremism online in other languages:

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