Image Moderation

UGC Moderation: 22 Tips for Choosing the Best Partner

September 10, 2019 | Image Moderation, Video Moderation, UGC

When it comes to doing business online, there’s hardly anything more important than your brand image. It creates recognition and fosters trust. But most importantly, it gives you equity and credibility. That’s why so many businesses are careful about who they choose to moderate their user-generated content or UGC. These firms can either help build…

Twitter and Instagram Update Policies to Combat Bullying

August 28, 2019 | Image Moderation, UGC

  In previous posts, we’ve discussed the content moderation policies of large social media platforms and the factors that are catalyzing their changes. Recently, Twitter and Instagram announced updates to how they monitor content in an effort to combat bullying on their respective sites.Both companies are working toward the same goal, but each is taking…

Taking Advantage of Social Media Contests

May 31, 2019 | Image Moderation, Video Moderation, UGC

  In 2007, Facebook and Twitter laid the ground work for social media contests by introducing features like Fan Pages and hashtags, respectively. However, contests put on by brands didn’t really take off until platforms supporting visual content, like Pinterest and Instagram, gave users the opportunity to create more compelling content. Since their inception, social media…

Image Moderation: How to Work Through the Gray Areas

January 15, 2019 | 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…

The Top 5 Things Missed When AIs Moderate User Generated Content

January 13, 2019 | Image Moderation, UGC

The current argument for AI-based moderation of user-generated content (UGC) seems to be one partly driven by the big social media platforms as they try to keep up with the subversion of their terms and conditions and harmful activities such as terrorism, racist agendas and the spreading of misinformation and “fake news.” But it’s crucial at…

Our Custom Moderation Process: How We Define Rules and Standards for New Clients

January 7, 2019 | Image Moderation, UGC

Custom moderation standards and criteria are dependent on the unique needs of each client. Where the moderation line gets drawn is reflective of individual brands’ audience and culture. Take a peek behind the curtain as we detail the general framework of our approach to launching a new moderation campaign. #1 – Starting Point WebPurify’s Standard…

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…