Date: November 16, 2018
“Home Secretary Sajid Javid has hailed a new anti-grooming tool as an important weapon in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.
Engineers from some of the world’s biggest tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter, worked for 2 days at a hackathon in the United States co-hosted by the Home Secretary and Microsoft, which tasked industry e xperts to come up with tools to identify online child grooming.
A prototype tool has been developed that can be used to automatically flag potential conversations taking place between child groomers and children.
Hackathon participants analysed tens of thousands of conversations to understand patterns used by predators. This enabled engineers to develop technology to automatically and accurately detect these patterns.
Potential conversations between a groomer and their victim will be flagged so a moderator can investigate further.”
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