Limited access and use of automated tools to detect radicalisation content leading to violent extremism and terrorism
The automatic detection of online illegal content (either content that facilitates radicalisation or promoting crime activities or provides instructions of how to perform them) is a much-needed capability for LEAs. The capability gap arises from the vast amount of open-source data that needs to be searched by the Open-Source Intelligence Team (OSINT). Nowadays OSINT teams are using either commercial tools but with limited number of licenses or restricted functionalities because of their acquisition cost or in-house customised open-source tools. As such an automated Early Warning System is needed, with adequate licenses to utilise LEA’s capacity in OSINT.