Maintain freedom of speech while safeguarding your readers.

Numbers at a Glance

increase of hate speech during the COVID pandemic
of users said they had experienced online harassment
of adults reported they had seen offensive opinions on videos
4 in 0
of adults in the UK are concerned about seeing harmful content

The Problem

Managing content moderation at scale.

Publishers invite users to comment on their websites to encourage social participation and engagement, to strengthen a story’s value and to add to the overall reader’s experience.
By opening up comments, news and media outlets are also able to garner feedback from their readership over a period of time, understanding differing viewpoints and obtaining much needed commentary.
The dark side of this is that these forums and networks are notorious for bullying, harassment, hate speech, clickbait and other spam and scams.

Bullying and Harrassment

Detect harassment and abusive content in real time.

Child Safety

Identify online intimidation, threats, or abusive behavior or content in real time.


Use Checkstep’s moderation AI to combat disinformation and misinformation.

Graphic Violence

Identify and remove harmful images that promote violence in a timely manner.

Hate Speech

Address hate speech in over 100 languages, including slang.

Human Exploitation

Track the complex systems that are using your platform to harm vulnerable people.

Illegal Goods

Identify bad actors and harmful content that promotes illegal goods or services.


Detect fraudulent activities to maintain integrity and ensure safety of users.

Nudity & Adult Content

Remove nudity and sexual content that violate your policies.


Identify and filter out profanity in a variety of languages, including slang .

Suicide & Self-Harm

Quickly recognize signs of suicidality and take swift steps to prevent self-harm.

Violent Extremism

Detect and prevent extremist activity before it can lead to violence.

The Solution

Simplifying moderation one article at a time.

Checkstep provides media and news outlets with integrity and safety tooling to deal with content moderation at scale.

Moderating across all mediums; text, image, video and audio, you can use Checkstep to scan, enforce and remove harmful content from your platforms at a rapid pace.

What this means

Peace of mind with an all in one solution.


We provide modulised solutions to suit your business, so you can;

  • Keep readers safe and happy by adopting a combined approach to content moderation using automated AI decision making and human moderation. 
  • Ensure you are compliant and avoid reputational crisis. 
  • Strengthen your brand image by providing a safe space for your readers to share their opinions and views. 
  • Improve operational efficiency by streamlining moderation operations.
  • Save money and free up time by reducing your reliance on human moderation and in-house tech teams.
  • Increase sign ups and reduce reader attrition rates by minimising toxicity, removing spam and improving reader’s experience.

Prevent unwanted content from reaching your platform

Speak to one of our experts and find out how
Talk to an expert