Jun 082022
 June 8, 2022  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Wil Crisp and Vikram Dodd report:

Metropolitan police documents say the force has been collecting “children’s personal data” from social media sites as part of a project to carry out “profiling on a large scale”.

The Met says the scheme, known as Project Alpha, helps fight serious violence, with the intelligence gathered identifying offenders and securing the removal of videos glorifying stabbings and shootings from platforms such as YouTube.

The unit, comprising more than 30 staff and launched in 2019 with Home Office funding, scours social media sites looking at drill music videos and other content.

Read more at The Guardian.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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