Our URL and Link Moderation can be used to detect and filter links wherever they appear in texts or images with embedded texts or QR codes.
The URL Moderation model automatically flags links and URLs using the Ruled-based mode. When applicable, the API also returns the unsafe category to which the link or URL belongs. Here is the list of categories that Sightengine will flag for you:
sites presenting a risk for visitors, such as phishing, malware, scams
sites containing porn, erotica, escort services
legal and illegal casinos, money games
sites promoting or selling recreational drugs
extremist or hateful content
your own custom disallow lists and allow lists
All categories apart from the custom one work directly out-of-the-box. The categories cover links and URLs from more than 5 million domains known to host unwanted content. Our lists are updated weekly to reflect the ever changing nature of the web.
The Text in Image Moderation model can be used to detect if an image or video contains a written link, and determine if this link is problematic.
The QR code Moderation API lets you to detect if an image or video contains QR codes and determine if the content of those QR codes is problematic.
Problematic QR codes either contain profanity (insults, discriminatory content, sexual content or other inappropriate words and phrases), personal information or a URL belonging to one of the unsafe categories listed above.
The QR Code Moderation API for Images works in several steps: