10 august 2020

Intelligence community investing in tools to monitor 'unsavory' speech online


The intelligence community once considered investing in Twitter but decided instead to purchase new tools to look under its hood.The CIA-contracted venture capital fund In-Q-Tel has made a previously undisclosed investment in new technology to detect speech that is deemed problematic and to identify people who say “unsavory things” on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Reddit.In-Q-Tel considered investing in Twitter a dozen years ago but ultimately chose not to do so and has since built up [...]