Russia is going to track banned content on the internet in three new ways.

Using artificial intelligence, the new computer systems will look for banned messages on social media, among other things, government documents show on Friday.

The so-called MIR-1 system searches mediums such as Facebook, Twitter and Telegram in search of information that is prohibited according to the Kremlin.

Another system that the Russian government is investing in is looking for banned visual content on the internet.

A third system will serve as a "weapon against information threats".

The three new systems will use artificial intelligence and

machine learning

, and are expected to be operational next year.

The Russian government is allocating 83 million rubles (nearly a million euros) for it.

Disseminators of information deemed illegal by the Kremlin could face up to nine years in prison, human rights lawyer Pavel Chikov told

Reuters

news

agency

.

Russian regulator Roskomnazdor, responsible for implementing the new systems, did not respond to questions from the news agency.

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