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Social Media Background Checks at a Glance
Our machine learning algorithms analyze your subject’s posts and images and can identify risks across 12 different categories. The following risk classifications (risk factors) are identified as part of the social media screening process. When confidence levels reach a minimum threshold, Ferretly will flag the post based on the highest confidence risk factor. Ferretly also will flag based on image content to include custom keywords you enter.
Derogatory, abusive, and/or threatening statements toward a specific group of people typically on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation
Statements considered relating to politics or governmental affairs. This could include politicians, policies, or the political process. These often focus on specific issues such as abortion, environmental, immigration, etc.
Name-calling or derogatory statements toward an individual about their physical characteristics such as weight, height, looks, intelligence, etc.
Profanity, cursing, swearing or in general crude or vulgar words and phrases
Indications of wanting to hurt oneself or take one’s own life intentionally
THREATS OF VIOLENCE
An intent to inflict harm or loss of another person’s life.
A way of communicating that is considered to be rude, disrespectful, blaming, labelling or using guilt.
Statements related to drugs and alcohol use including slang words, street names, and phrases.
DRUG RELATED IMAGES
Images of pills, syringes, paraphernalia and alcohol. It may include smoking, drinking, and injections.
Images of disfigurations, open wounds, burns, crime scenes and guns/weapons
Mostly explicit nudity, adult content, pornographic content
Flags posts based on matches (text or images) to custom keywords provided. Keywords can be designated negative, positive or neutral.