Image Moderation

Image Moderation: How to Work Through the Gray Areas

December 6, 2018 | Image Moderation, UGC

WebPurify co-founder, Joshua Buxbaum, speaks to the growing complexity in enterprise image moderation and the current limitations of machine-based learning for managing branded content. Facebook. YouTube. Google. For several years, all three of them talked about the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision and machine learning in moderating the vast quantities of user-generated content…

Online Harassment: Who Does it Affect, and How?

November 7, 2018 | Image Moderation, Profanity Filter, Video Moderation, UGC

In our September newsletter, we discussed the Momo Challenge, a disturbing “game” circulating on social media sites, threatening members with the release of personal information unless the member completes a series of tasks, which often encourage self-harm, and even suicide. Today, we’re taking a closer look at online harassment and cyberbullying. A recent Pew Research…

Five Tips and Tricks for Content Moderation

September 11, 2018 | Image Moderation, Video Moderation, UGC

1. Know your audience. The more you know about your users, the more you can hone your specific moderating criteria. You may have a niche market with unique needs. Our standard moderating criteria might be too conservative for your brand culture, or you may wish to further tighten rules. Also consider the size of your…

How does UGC moderation work?

August 17, 2018 | Image Moderation, UGC

Take a seat in the moderator’s chair and consider the four photos above. A client has given simple instructions for moderation: images must contain a dog. Which photos should be approved and which should be filtered out? Obviously, the corgi toast is a work of art, but does it meet the criteria of “dog”? Technically,…

Facebook’s Content Moderation Policy: Our Summary and Opinion

July 9, 2018 | Image Moderation, Video Moderation, UGC

For the first time, Facebook is making public its internal guidelines for content moderation and policy. The 27-page document details how the company defines hate speech, violence, nudity, terrorism, and other banned content. At WebPurify, we’re quite familiar with how complicated the task of content moderation can be, and how a seemingly simple matter of…

The Lighter Side of AI: A Happy Marriage Between Humans and Machines

April 9, 2018 | Image Moderation, Video Moderation, UGC

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), many people conjure up end-of-this-world-as-we-know-it scenarios, such as those depicted in films like Minority Report or TV shows like Westworld. Humans losing their jobs, getting outwitted by robots and so on and so forth. Sure, as innovation creates change, there will be jobs lost in the process, but…

WebPurify Adds PhotoDNA to Prevent Child Exploitation Online

November 7, 2017 | Image Moderation, UGC

PhotoDNA is an application operated by Microsoft that calculates the unique digital signature of an image and matches that signature against those of other photos to determine whether the image contains illegal content. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has created and maintains a list of PhotoDNA signatures for the “worst of…

Filter Objectionable Content Before Apple Rejects Your App

October 18, 2017 | Image Moderation, Profanity Filter, UGC

Everyone knows that getting your app on Apple’s App Store is a must for app success. What people may not know, however, are Apple’s strict requirements when it comes to you moderating your app’s content. Even an app that boasts innocent content could be denied by Apple should the right checks and balances not be…

Does Your Favorite Website Use Artificial Intelligence?

September 12, 2017 | Image Moderation, UGC

Machines are growing smarter by the day, but they are still only as smart as the information they are being given. At least for now, we haven’t entered into a Westworld world. Algorithms demand thousands of human-guided examples in order to be taught how to best operate. Think of some of your favorite websites with…

Is Artificial Intelligence Making Humanity Better?

May 30, 2017 | Image Moderation, UGC

Artificial intelligence (AI) is in your everyday life, from organizing photos by dates and occasions to telling you what you want to post on Pinterest (since you’ve been hot on that home-improvement trail lately) to presenting your potential next pair of shoes on Zappos (based on your shopping history, of course). It’s certainly a helpful…

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