Moderate and filter inappropriate and offensive images and videos

The 'offensive' endpoint recognizes and detects different categories of items that are not appropriate for the general public. The endpoint is great for anyone who needs to moderate user-generated images and remove photos that contain for instance hate signs or offensive gestures.

Detect Offensive symbols and flags

  • Nazi swastikas and flags
  • SS bolts and Iron crosses
  • Confederate flags
  • Ku Klux Klan imagery
  • ISIS flag

Detect Offensive gestures

  • Middle finger

Get started for free

Why use Sightengine?

Fast and scalable

The API returns moderation results instantly and scales automatically to adapt to your needs.
Easily grow your Moderation Pipeline to tens of millions of images per month.


Built upon state-of-the-art models and proprietary technology. The moderation decisions are consistent and auditable, with feedback loops and continuous improvement built-in.

Easy to integrate

The API was built by developers for developers. You only need a few lines of code to be up and running.
Leverage our simple SDKs and detailed documentation.

Privacy compliant

No human moderator is involved, your images remain private and are not shared with any 3rd party.


Check out our other models

Standard Moderation

Face / People related

Text analysis, QR codes and OCR

AI Generation and Editing

Content Description

Near-duplicate Detection

Fraud Detection


Ready to get a taste of the future?

Empower your Business with powerful Multimodal Models. We power hundreds of platforms and apps worldwide.