NEW YORK & TEL AVIV, Israel, September 01, 2022 – ActiveFence, the leading solution for Trust & Safety, announced the launch of its newest vertical, “Self-Harm and Suicide,” designed to address the alarming spike in content surrounding suicide and self-harm online – especially for young users.
ActiveFence uses a combination of AI technology and leading subject matter expertise to provide Trust & Safety teams across industries – including social media, video streaming, and gaming platforms – with precise, near real-time data, in-depth intelligence, and automated tools to protect users and ensure safer online experiences.
The establishment of this new vertical will give Trust & Safety teams the tools and technology necessary to better identify and remove malicious and harmful content online that propagates dangerous suicide and self-harm trends.
“We created this capability based on demand from the industry to address the rise in these extremely harmful trends across the globe,” said Noam Schwartz, CEO & Founder of ActiveFence. “As such, we have developed a technology for identifying online content that can drive users to hurt others and themselves, so that online platforms can get ahead of these dangerous trends.”
“ActiveFence’s number one goal is to create a safer online experience, resulting in specific verticals dedicated to tackling different types of online abuse. In this way, we’re able to support platforms in being proactive and ensuring that malicious behaviors and harmul trends do not break through into the mainstream,” said Zohar Cohen, Vice President of Delivery at ActiveFence. “Our team is devoted to employing thoughtfulness and precision in managing this vertical to save countless users – in North America but also across the globe, recognizing different trends in different regions and languages – from damaging and painful content that poses a risk to their health & well-being.”
The addition of this vertical builds on ActiveFence’s extensive expertise across a wide spectrum of online harms and abuses. This includes verticals dedicated to tackling extremism, threats to child safety, misinformation, fraud, hate speech, and more, across a variety of formats and mediums (imagery, video, audio, and text). ActiveFence continues to manage the world’s largest and most comprehensive AI database of online harm and malicious activities—with analysis in over 95 languages—to further its mission of providing safe user experiences through proactive content detection technology.
ActiveFence is the leading tool stack for Trust & Safety teams, worldwide. By relying on ActiveFence’s end-to-end solution, Trust & Safety teams – of all sizes – can keep users safe from the widest spectrum of online harms, unwanted content, and malicious behavior, including child safety, disinformation, fraud, hate speech, terror, nudity, and more.
Using cutting-edge AI and a team of world-class subject-matter experts to continuously collect, analyze, and contextualize data, ActiveFence ensures that in an ever-changing world, customers are always two steps ahead of bad actors. As a result, Trust & Safety teams can be proactive and provide maximum protection to users across a multitude of abuse areas, in 95+ languages.
Backed by leading Silicon Valley investors such as CRV and Norwest, ActiveFence has raised $100M to date; employs over 300 people worldwide; and has contributed to the online safety of billions of users across the globe.