Capability Gap


Lack of systematic identification and removal of illegal context on the internet


The practitioners had identified that they need technology solutions to assist them with the detection of illegal content in the web so they can remove it afterwards. This is described in Capability Gap Finding 2.CGF.14. Upon the identification of inappropriate context online, the practitioners should follow up with the necessary activities to either remove it or block access to it. This capability gap is two-fold. It has to do with better detection capabilities that pertain to the identification of illegal online context, and then it has to do with its removal. In TCP2 this capability gap surfaced from videos and online content which provide detailed instructions mostly to migrants to enter undetected in Europe by indicating and providing regular updates about pathways that are not guarded 24×7. The challenge experienced is that although the illegal instructions are online and are well-advertised in Social Media, it is difficult to practitioners to identify them for a number of reasons. There are a number of OSINT tools that can be used with online platforms; however, the content is mostly in Arabic speaking language. This gap will be analysed in TCP3 under [3.CGF.2] – “Difficulties for LEAs to remove online radicalisation content leading to violent extremism and terrorism”. To account the vast applicability of the gap, TCP3 will examine this gap in the context of various cross-border crimes.

- Operational Challenges

- Current description of operational capability

- Current Capabilities

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