BBC Scotland has called for users of social media to show restraint after journalists covering the general election campaign were subject to online abuse.Offensive comments were posted on the internet and sent via email about reporters last weekend.
BBC Scotland said while it welcomed public engagement, its journalists should be treated with respect.
NUJ Scotland said the abuse received was "unacceptable".
"We welcome social media engagement with our audiences."It was a significant element of last year's referendum and for the general election we are increasing the ways in which voters can access our coverage online with more shareable content such as video and audio clips."But there are times when social media and other online sites have been used to abuse and threaten journalists. This is completely unacceptable and our journalists are entitled to carry out their work without the threat of unwarranted personal attacks online."
"The safety of our staff is of paramount concern to us and we are doing everything in our power to ensure they can carry out their work helping to inform our audiences on this major story without intimidation or abuse."If the BBC apologised for Cooks misreporting they would have a right to complain but it beginning to look like a Wasp complaining that a Bee had stung him.
Anyway the whole CyberNat thing is a red herring , WebBrits can be just as offensive and the British Media as we have sen over the whole affair appear to be able to lie and make almost racist attacks in the people of Scotland for daring to vote SNP with impunity.
Before casting dispersions on his critics the BBC should exam its own role and its claim to be impartial.