Google debuts Altitude, a new free tool to combat terrorism on the internet
In a bit to fight back against terrorism on the internet, Google has debuted a new free tool called Altitude, that aims to scourge the dusty corners of the internet and identify and act on threats that could prove dangerous in the real world. There are a lot of real world conflicts happening all around us, and conflict often breeds extremist content and misinformation. With the internet becoming smarter and more accessible, miscreants are using platforms online to spread extremist propaganda and misinformation that can cause a bias towards the wrong ideas. The Jigsaw team at Google, designed the Altitude tool to combat exactly this.