UK government reveals AI-powered content blocking tool

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has launched a new tool to remove jihadist content from the Internet, powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The tool is mainly developed for smaller content providers that do not have the capacity to properly police content, although she doesn’t rule out forcing tech giants to use it as well. Yet, some fear that the tool could limit freedom of expression and might be misused to stifle political opposition.