14 Jun 2021

Police looking into tools for social media

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 14 June 2021

The police are using or trialling several tools to search social media networks during investigations, but they won't say what ones.

They say the tools are used to scan publicly accessible - so-called open source - internet pages.

Some tools are controversial overseas, for instance for being used to track BlackLivesMatter protesters.

Phil Pennington is looking into this.