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Facebook’s Independent Oversight Board – Recent Developments

July 24, 2020 | Image Moderation, UGC

Having been in the Content Moderation space for over 14 years, we are always interested in the unique approaches companies take towards the often complicated and nuanced art of UGC moderation, carefully balancing between keeping their site safe and allowing their community to openly share their content and views. While we advocate for an efficient…

Social Media Leaves Content Moderation to AI Amidst Pandemic

May 23, 2020 | UGC

  On March 16, Facebook sent home thousands of content moderators in the midst of a global pandemic. Other social media giants like YouTube and Twitter took the same cautionary measures. In the absence of a large portion of their human teams, these companies turned almost exclusively to their Artificial Intelligence solutions to enforce their…

15 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Cyberbullying

May 15, 2020 | UGC

WebPurify Shares Practical Tips for Parents The Internet is a fantastic resource for keeping in touch with friends and family, but it has a dark side that can make it a dangerous place for children and teens. According to data compiled by advocates at Guard Child, 65% of kids between the ages of eight and…

TikTok Addresses Content Moderation Concerns Amid Steady Growth

March 10, 2020 | Video Moderation

  We’ve discussed how social media giants Facebook and Twitter, platforms that have existed since the early 2000s, have made recent policy changes to address the concerns of the U.S. government as well as of anyone pushing for a safer online community. TikTok, an incredibly popular app among teens that lets users create short videos…

How Unregulated Internet Exposure Affects Digitally Savvy Children

February 9, 2020 | UGC

  In June of last year, we spoke with child psychologist and advisor to WebPurify Dr. Adam Pletter about how cyberbullying affects children and what parents can do if their kids are being harassed online. But cyberbullying isn’t the only concern when it comes to digitally savvy kids. Recently, we reached out to Dr. Pletter,…