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Spectrum Labs content moderation solutions detect illegal content and underage users in any language to support customers' government regulation compliance.

*We are not government regulatory specialists and can't offer legal advice. If you have questions about government compliance, we strongly recommend you contact, and work with, your own experts, lawyers, consultants, et al. for advice relating to your unique situation.
Government regulation compliance
We keep billions of users safe

How Spectrum Labs supports
online platforms for government regulatory compliance

In today’s global market, online platforms face a constantly shifting regulatory environment. Companies that operate in large markets like the US, UK, or European Union (EU) must stay in compliance with the latest laws and regulations, or risk being shut out altogether.

Spectrum Labs offers streamlined content moderation tools that help keep online platforms up-to-date with major regulations around the world, so companies don’t have to risk losing a sizable chunk of their worldwide user base and revenue.
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Detect underage users in your online community - even if they lie about their age.
Prevent underage users from accessing adult content.
Automatically remove PII of underage users when it's shared on your platform to avoid COPPA violations.
COPPA

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

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Detect underage users in your online community - even if they lie about their age.
Prevent underage users from accessing adult content.
Automatically remove PII of underage users when it's shared on your platform to avoid COPPA violations.

COPPA is a US law requiring websites and online services targeted at kids under age 13 to obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information (PII). The law also applies to users under age 13 on general audience sites – so age verification is a must.

Penalties for not meeting COPPA requirements are stiff, with fines over $40,000 per child whose data is collected without parental consent. Those penalties can add up quickly for popular platforms that attract many users.

Spectrum Labs offers behavior identification solutions that can detect when underage users are lying about their age and protects them from accessing adult content. 

Spectrum Labs' solutions for COPPA include:

  • Under 13 detection
  • PII detection
  • Automated content moderation
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Spectrum Labs partnered with SOSA (Safe from Online Sex Abuse), a non-profit that raises awareness and combats the pervasiveness of online child grooming, to develop solutions that protect children from CSAM.

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Identify complex harmful behaviors like bullying and child sex grooming.
Detect illegal content across any language with Spectrum Labs' multi-lingual AI.
Create comprehensive analytics reports for DSA transparency requirements.
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Digital Services Act

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Identify complex harmful behaviors like bullying and child sex grooming.
Detect illegal content across any language with Spectrum Labs' multi-lingual AI.
Create comprehensive analytics reports for DSA transparency requirements.

Europe’s Digital Services Act (DSA) goes into effect on January 1, 2024 and applies to all organizations that do business or provide online services in EU member states. The DSA sets continent-wide safety standards for companies to combat online toxicity, ensure user safety, and provide ways to report illegal activity.

Any website or app that serves European users must comply with the DSA, or face fines up to 6% of annual company revenue.

Spectrum Labs’ Contextual AI solutions enable Trust & Safety teams to detect and remove illegal content. And with Spectrum Labs’ patented multi-lingual AI, online platforms can more easily comply with the DSA’s localization requirements for accommodating the laws and languages of all 27 EU countries.

Other types of harmful behaviors and illegal content that Spectrum Labs can detect include:

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Spectrum Labs partnered with the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism as a research and policy partner to develop our hate speech and radicalization detection solutions. CTEC specializes in mixed-methods analysis of online extremism, hate speech, and radicalization.
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Recognize and remove sexual solicitation on your platform.
Use Contextual AI to find covert attempts to promote illegal sexual services.
Ban users who try to avoid detection when posting illegal sexual content.
ANTI-TRAFFICKING COMPLIANCE

FOSTA-SESTA

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Recognize and remove sexual solicitation on your platform.
Use Contextual AI to find covert attempts to promote illegal sexual services.
Ban users who try to avoid detection when posting illegal sexual content.
The US passed two bills in 2018 to fight online sex trafficking and exclude online companies from Section 230 legal immunity when their platforms are used to facilitate sex work. FOSTA-SESTA requires online platforms to prevent users from advertising or otherwise engaging in the promotion of illegal sexual services.

Since the law strips online companies of Section 230 immunity, they can be held criminally and civilly liable under FOSTA-SESTA if users misuse their platform to conduct prostitution or other sex work.

Spectrum Labs has a highly effective sexual solicitation behavioral solution that removes illegal sexual content from online platforms. Even when users actively try to circumvent detection, Spectrum Labs uses Contextual AI to recognize sexual solicitation, remove the content, and ban users who post it.
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Spectrum Labs has partnered with DeliverFund, experts in counter human trafficking. Informed by DeliverFund's data, Spectrum Labs AI models help platforms identify known human traffickers, remove them, and prevent traffickers from finding new victims.

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Automatically delete illegal content before it spreads across your platform.
Detect underage users and block them from accessing adult content.
User-level moderation allows you to remove individual users, not just their posts.
PENDING LEGISLATION

UK Online Safety Bill

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Automatically delete illegal content before it spreads across your platform.
Detect underage users and block them from accessing adult content.
User-level moderation allows you to remove individual users, not just their posts.

The proposed Online Safety Bill in the United Kingdom would be separate from any European Union regulations like the DSA. The Online Safety Bill would require online companies to proactively remove illegal content and implement robust checks to make sure underage users cannot access adult content. 

Online sites and services that fail to comply with the UK's Online Safety Bill would be subject to fines up to £18 million or 10% of annual worldwide revenue, whichever is higher.

Spectrum Labs’ user-generated content (UGC) moderation AI can recognize and remove illegal content and harmful behavior in real time, allowing platforms to closely adhere to online safety regulations.

Additionally, Spectrum Labs’ behavior identification models can detect when underage users submit a false age, and can automate such solutions at scale.

Spectrum Labs' online safety solutions include:

  • Under 18 detection
  • Under 13 detection
  • Solicitation of sex
  • Solicitation of drugs
  • User-level moderation

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Families choose our apps because they keep children safe while empowering them to experience the fun and connection of technology. We partner with Spectrum Labs because there's no better solution for protecting kids online.
Sean Herman Founder & CEO

GDPR

As a data processor, Spectrum Labs mitigates risk for customers by being fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and SOC 2 data privacy laws.

Spectrum Labs has a multi-pronged data policy which collects the minimal amount of data from users and limits the time it's stored to the legal retention period.

Other ways Spectrum Labs ensures GDPR compliance include:

  • Replacing every piece of personal data with an artificial identifier or pseudonym.
  • De-identifying all data saved to Spectrum servers.
  • Scrubbing all personally identifiable information (PII) from user-generated content.
  • Hosting data centers in the US, Germany, and South Korea for maximum oversight.
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Spectrum Labs is Partnered with Munich Re

The Only Trust and Safety Vendor Offering a Warranty

Munich Re Group, a cyber insurance leader approved offering Spectrum Labs’ customers a warranty on performance after evaluating our team, data practices, methodology, deployment, operations, and customer performance over 12 months.

This warranty provides qualified customers with:

  • An additional layer of protection
  • A powerful signal of trust to stakeholders
  • Flexible funds for discretionary use

Our complete solution

Detecting harmful behaviors is just the start. Our platform includes everything you need to achieve your key trust and safety objectives and the analytics tools to show a 360 degree view of the health of your community so you can quantify the effectiveness of your teams’ efforts.
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Community assessment

Get visibility into what's really happening in your community, along with ideas for improvement.

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Easy-to-implement API

Streamlined setup ensures fast time-to-value with minimal maintenance.

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Enterprise scale and speed

Big data infrastructure handles any volume of user-generated content in milliseconds.

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Dedicated customer success

Our trust & safety, technical, and data experts are here to help you achieve your goals.

Questions?

To learn more about Guardian or our other solutions, get in touch with our team.

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