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UK could make extremist content blocker compulsory UK could make extremist content blocker compulsory
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The UK Home Secretary unveiled new software to detect extremist propaganda, and would not rule out forcing companies to adopt it The UK Home Secretary unveiled new software to detect extremist propaganda, and would 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 extremist content online, which it says it could force technology companies to adopt.</strong> <strong>The UK government has<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43037899"> released new software</a> designed to block extremist content online, which it says it could force technology companies to adopt.</strong>
Developed in partnership with artificial intelligence developers ASI Data Science, the UK Home Office says the new software has had thousands of hours of Islamic State 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. Developed in partnership with artificial intelligence developers ASI Data Science, the UK Home Office says the new software has had thousands of hours of Islamic State 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 <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43037899">told the BBC</a> that she has not dismissed passing law to make companies use the government's software. "We're not going to rule out taking legislative action if we need to do it," Rudd said. 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 <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43037899">told the BBC</a> that she has not dismissed passing law to make companies use the government's software. "We're not going to rule out taking legislative action if we need to do it," Rudd said.
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  Amber Rudd, Artificial Intelligence, extremism, internet freedom, Islamic State group, Terrorism
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