Crisp Thinking Launches World’s Most Advanced Platform for Social Apps to Protect Young People from Sexual Exploitation and Bullying

Combat by Crisp combines user profiling, chat, image and video analysis
in real-time for rapid intervention of threats to young people on social
networks and mobile apps

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crisp Thinking, the leader in social risk protection, today marks Safer
Internet Day by unveiling Combat – the world’s most advanced solution to
address the rise in online grooming, sexual exploitation, cyber bullying
and radicalisation through social networks and mobile apps.

Building on Crisp Thinking’s 10-year heritage of helping social
networks, apps and kids games protecting more than 420 million users and
stopping 1.9 million possible sexual predators attempting to speak to
9.5 million children, Combat provides new and advanced protection by
examining real-time all the risk factors in every exchange on social
media, whether it involves images, video or chat. Backed by a team of
global safety experts based around the world and alerted within minutes
of potential issues, allowing for accurate and rapid intervention.

The increased use of image and video sharing on social media and
messaging apps brings not only an increased and new set of risks to
young people, but also a much bigger problem for the networks and app
providers striving to protect users. Combat provides a complete
solution, bringing together enhanced discriminating technology that has
incredible accuracy with a team of over 200 risk protection experts
based across the globe and managed from a 24/7 UK command centre. The
sophisticated technology within Combat can spot the ‘needle in the
haystack’ from billions of pieces of content producing almost negligible
rates of false positives. Crisp’s Social Risk Defence team are on hand
24/7 to interpret, prioritize and react, adding an important human
element to the interpretation of risks.

“The massive increase in real-time image, video and group messaging has
unfortunately been more than matched by the activities of on-line bad
actors such as child sex offenders, extremist groups and others looking
to exploit young and vulnerable people,” says Adam Hildreth, CEO and
founder of Crisp Thinking. “We are also seeing an increasing trend in
tactics where young people are tricked into sending explicit images or
videos which are then used as blackmail for money or to further extort
indecent images from the young person.

“Combat builds on our ten years of expertise in spotting the bad people,
bringing a new level of protection for young people, allowing social
networks and mobile apps to offer a new level of safety without
compromising functionality, user experience or privacy.

“We have chosen to unveil Combat on Safer Internet Day because as the
world-leader in this field, we have already reviewed over 90 billion
pieces of user-generated content per year and have protected more than
420 million users over the past 10 years, we are committed to protecting
young and vulnerable people who have the right to enjoy the internet
without having their safety put at risk.”

Combat is delivered as a fully managed SaaS solution available by
subscription according to the number of active users on a network or
app, giving any social network, mobile app or kids game the unrivalled
levels of protection for their users in a highly cost-effective manner.

With the fully managed service a team of 200 risk experts around the
globe supplies a unique combination of skill, experience and
technological innovation, capable of monitoring social interactions in
15 languages to counter the global explosion in risks from child sex
offenders, trolls, extremist groups, radicalisation, sextortion, and
child abuse content.


About Crisp Thinking

For the past 10 years Crisp Thinking has protected more than 9.5 million
children from 1.9 million sexual predators in more than 15 languages.
The world-leader in social media protection, it has reviewed over 90
billion pieces of user-generated content per year, protecting more than
420 million users around the globe.

Headquartered in the UK, with offices in London, Leeds, New York and Los
Angeles, Crisp Thinking was founded by Adam Hildreth, whose unwavering
commitment to weeding out bad actors and dangerous content on the web
began more than 15 years ago, when he built the first social network and
virtual world for kids in Europe.

Due to this early work with a product for kids, Hildreth was researching
and developing fool proof ways to sweep online communities and keep them
safe even before formal standards had been properly established. Today,
Hildreth is known as a pioneer in the area of social risk defence.

An unwavering devotion to speed, accuracy and ironclad coverage has made
Crisp the first choice of some of the world’s most coveted and valuable
brands, including many from the Fortune 500.


The Whiteoaks Consultancy for Crisp Thinking
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