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UK Home Office develops tool that detects, blocks terror content

UK Home Office develops tool that detects, blocks terror content

The United Kingdom Home Office says it has developed new online technology to automatically detect and block terrorist online content.

Created with tech company ASI Data Science, it uses advanced machine learning to analyse a video to determine whether it could be Islamic State propaganda.

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Designed to be used on any platform, it can support the detection of terrorist propaganda across a range of video-streaming and download sites in real-time.

It is made so that it can be integrated into the upload process, so that the majority of video propaganda is stopped before it ever reaches the internet.

The Government claims the new tool detected 94% of IS propaganda with 99.995% accuracy.

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