There’s a new tool to take down terrorism images online. But social media companies are wary of it.

President Obama suggested that extremist information spread online inspired a Florida man to commit the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at a gay nightclub in Orlando last week — the latest in a long line of terrorist attacks in which Islamist propaganda played some role in radicalizing the assailant.

Now a Dartmouth College researcher and a nonprofit group say they have created a technology that can help Internet companies instantly detect images and videos generated by terrorists and their supporters and remove them from their platforms.

Oh you just know how this will end up being used…

  • Maggat

    One knows precisely how this will be used, and we have shiny pony and obumbler whacking each other off to get using it. Oh happy day!

  • V10_Rob

    “Delete this content” button available to all users…

    Yeah, nothing could possibly go wrong.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Of course this will be used to censor anyone to the right of Emma Goldman.