Hundreds of new items of extremist and illegal content are being created online daily

The amount of extremist content, terrorist propaganda and hate speech being posted online, especially on social media platforms is a growing global issue. World leaders have challenged the world’s biggest technology companies to remove extremist and illegal content in a timeline as short as under two hours.

Crisp is now deploying its advanced Artificial Intelligence with major social networks across the globe to identify terrorist and extremist content online. Our technology – called Capture – has been locating nearly 200 pieces of new, unique pieces of terrorism-related content every day. This is content that has been known to have a ‘starburst’ effect, where it is rapidly shared, distributed and viewed many thousands of times.

Crisp's Capture technology has identified 5 key categories of illegal content. Of the content identified:

73% non-distressing terrorist propaganda

Images and videos which glorify or promote the terrorist cause, but without the use of extremely distressing material

15% violent terrorist propaganda

Beheadings and bloody gore resulting from terrorist activity shown in the context of glorifying or promoting the terrorist cause

8% contains extremist preaching

Videos and written pieces that promote hatred or violence against others

2% instructional videos on terrorist devices

Detailed instructions on how to create explosive, chemical devices or weaponry for use in terrorist acts

2% incitements to commit terrorist acts

Content that directly incites the audience to carry out terrorist acts that would result in the harm or death of members of the public

Capture is a revolutionary new service

Capture works very differently to traditional ‘seek and destroy’ moderation methods often used by social networks to date. Due to the vast amount of content uploaded every minute to social networks, trying to find extremist and illegal content online amidst all legal content is akin to finding a needle in a haystack.

Capture works by graphing the social web, finding the places that have been identified by the AI as risk hubs for the discussion and sharing of illegal content, such as in dark web forums, discussion boards and messaging apps, and following those discussions to locate the source, so it can be reported and removed, within minutes of being discovered.

Capture can identify the highest risk and most shareable content within minutes, reporting it directly to the social networks teams to action or even automate complete take down.

7% of content includes violent, distressing or incitements to commit terrorist attacks

27% of content includes violent, distressing or incitements to commit terrorist attacks

Spikes in activity seen around key acts of terrorism

Spikes in activity seen around key acts of terrorism

Advanced artificial intelligence technology being used to detect illegal content for leading social networks

Advanced artificial intelligence technology being used to detect illegal content for leading social networks

“Our approach works on the premise that illegal content is being uploaded because the author wants people to see it. So instead of searching through huge quantities of good content in the hope of finding the bad, we monitor at scale the vast data sources that promote bad and illegal content, giving us incredible accuracy, real-time detection and scalability.”

Adam Hildreth, CEO, Crisp

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