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What is Content Moderation

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2018

Background

With the rapid development of the Internet, smart devices, and a wide range of emerging business, data on the Internet grows at an explosive rate. The interactive content, such as images, videos, texts, and chats, has become an essential part for people to express their feelings, record important events, and plan daily work schedules. Every day, more than 1 billion videos and images are uploaded onto the Internet, and more than 500 million texts are posted on various social networks and media platforms. This trend keeps increasing at a rapid speed.

This huge amount of content is filled with many incontrollable and risky elements, such as adult videos and images, violent and terrorist information, and spam advertisements. As the government is enforcing increasingly strict regulations on these illegal elements, how to reduce and eliminate them has become an important task for all websites and platforms to deal with. In addition, people now cannot thoroughly understand or exploit these unstructured data resources, and smart technologies and systems are in need to help people fully excavate the huge commercial values hidden in them.

Product positioning

Alibaba Cloud Content Security is a pioneer in the content security field. Based on Alibaba’s years of accumulation of security technologies and experience in managing a variety of platforms, including Alibaba Cloud, Taobao, and Alipay, Alibaba Cloud Content Security provides mature and lightweight content security solutions for enterprises, helping enterprises and developers immediately discover all kinds of risks in texts, images, and videos, and safeguarding application information and content in the complicated and ever-changing Internet environment.Currently available product: Content Moderation API

Content Moderation API

The Content Moderation API mainly detects and identifies texts, images, and videos that contain adult, violence, advertisements, and spam content. By systematic methods, this API offers powerful capabilities, such as content moderation, tagging, and custom configurations to ensure high access effect and meet your tailored requirements.

The target customers of the API include but are not limited to all kinds of user-generated content (UGC) platforms, such as video websites, live broadcast platforms, social network platforms, media platforms, vertical communities/forums, e-commerce websites, storage platforms, and CDN platforms, as well as all the platforms that require content security management and control.

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