New Home Office online tool blocks 94% of Isis terror material before it’s uploaded

Rob Waugh
AI developed that can detect Isis propaganda ‘with 94% success rate’

The Home Office has developed an online tool which detects 94% of Isis propaganda videos with a high level of accuracy, and can be used to stop the videos being uploaded.

The AI tool was created with tech company ASI Data Science, and uses machine learning to detect terror videos and propaganda.

The tool will be made available to tech platforms, although Facebook and Twitter already use similar software.

The Government says that the tool detects 94% of propaganda videos with 99.995% accuracy and can be built into the upload process on social sites to stop the videos being shared.

AI developed that can detect Isis propaganda ‘with 94% success rate’

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said, ‘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 exposed to these horrific images.

‘This Government has been taking the lead worldwide in making sure that vile terrorist content is stamped out.’

It’s not clear exactly which platforms will adopt the technology, as Facebook and Google have their own AI-driven technology to root out such content.

Dr Marc Warner from ASI  said in an interview with Buzzfeed, ‘Not every company has access to the sort of AI talent of a Google or a Facebook or we have at ASI,.

‘We are going to make this methodology to responsible organisations that can make use of this.’