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The UK Government Has An Algorithm That Discovers ISIS Propaganda

via The Verge

The UK government has created a way to find ISIS propaganda on different video sites. The government has put money towards a device that can track the terrorist group’s propaganda videos on the internet.

The learning algorithm machine was created by a startup company in London called ASI Data Science and cost $830,000 to make. Vimeo and pCloud will have the chance to order the algorithm to track content on their platforms.

YouTube and Facebook are trying to come up with their own algorithms to track and find content that is extremist/radical.

The London-based group said that their device can uncover “94% of ISIS propaganda with 99.9% accuracy.”

UK home secretary Amber Rudd stated:

The purpose of these videos is to incite violence in our communities, recruit people to their cause, and attempt to spread fear in our society.

We know that automatic technology like this can heavily disrupt the terrorists’ actions, as well as prevent people from ever being exploited to these horrific images.

In December, YouTube got rid of over 150,000 videos that were deemed to advocate “violent extremism” and their own algorithms detected 99% of questionable videos.

Facebook terminated 99% of ISIS and Al Qaeda related videos.

I think that is a good thing that tech companies and websites like Facebook and YouTube are trying to get rid of terrorist’s content.

[via The Verge]

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