Content Moderation is an Alibaba Cloud service that intelligently moderates the content of multimedia objects such as images, videos, and text in various scenarios. This service helps you effectively reduce the risk of content violations.

Background information

With the rapid development of the Internet, smart devices, and a wide range of emerging business, data on the Internet has grown at an explosive rate. Interactive content such as images, videos, text, and chat messages has become an essential part of people's lives for them to express their feelings, record events, and arrange daily work. Every day, more than one billion videos and images are uploaded to the Internet, and more than 500 million messages and articles are posted on various social networks and media platforms. This trend continues to grow rapidly.

The huge amount of content is also mixed with uncontrollable risky elements, such as pornographic videos and images, terrorist content, and junk content. On the one hand, supervision from the public sector on content becomes increasingly stricter. This requires websites and platforms to strengthen their administration and moderation on their content. On the other hand, most users that consume the unstructured content are unable to identify the risky elements. The market longs for technologies that can help users identify which content is secure and compliant.


Content Moderation is a pioneer in the content security field. Alibaba Group has spent years managing a variety of platforms, including Alibaba Cloud, Taobao, and Alipay. Based on the accumulated security technologies and experience, Content Moderation offers mature and lightweight content security solutions to enterprises. These solutions help enterprises and developers immediately detect all kinds of risks in text, images, and videos, and safeguard the information content of applications in the complex and ever-changing Internet environment.

You can call the Content Moderation API to use this service.

The Content Moderation API moderates text, images, and videos for pornographic, terrorist, and junk content. By using systematic methods, the API offers powerful capabilities such as content review, tagging, and custom configuration to achieve expected effects and meet your tailored requirements. To use the API, you must integrate the API into your applications.

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