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Isis online propaganda UK says tech companies could be forced to adopt new content blocker
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  The Home Secretary unveiled new software to detect online extremist content, did not rule out forcing companies to adopt it
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  <strong>The UK government has<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43037899"> released new software</a> designed to block online extremist content, which it says it could force technology companies to adopt.</strong>
  Developed in partnership with artificial intelligence (AI) developers ASI Data Science, the UK Home Office says the new software has had thousands of hours of Islamic State (IS) online content run through it, to "train" it to detect extremist propaganda. The software successfully detects 94 percent of extremist content, according to the government.
  The software will be made available for free. Although major tech companies are <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/internet-extremism/social-media-giants-step-up-joint-fight-against-extremist-content-idUSL8N1JN3GZ">developing their own tools</a> to detect extremist content, Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the BBC that she has not ruled out passing legislation to force companies to use the government's software.
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  Current Affairs, Human Rights, Internet, Technology, United Kingdom, War &amp; Conflict, Internet
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  Amber Rudd, Artificial Intelligence, extremism, internet freedom, Islamic State group, Terrorism
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