The Meet Group’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development Blake Kuhre has published a blog post outlining how the company collaborates with various organisations to build a safer dating community.
At the start of the year The Meet Group partnered with Microsoft to work on Project Artemis, a new piece of software that automatically identifies inappropriate language in real time. This helps human moderators quickly remove predators and inform law enforcement if necessary.
The online dating umbrella employs more than 500 moderators who review the potentially harmful behaviour flagged by the AI. They also block registered sex offenders from creating accounts, by working with Family Watchdog, and regularly check the database against other official registers.
Kuhre said in the post: “The Meet Group recognizes that to achieve our vision of meeting the universal need for human connection, we must collaborate on safety practices, moderation, and education across our apps.
“To further our commitment to continuous improvement, we are willing to work with competitors and other industry members in an effort to develop new safety tools and technologies designed to protect and safeguard our communities.”
He also referenced the Online Dating Association’s (ODA) recently released ‘Safety First’ campaign, the body’s first international promotion.
The Meet Group has a three-step ‘Safety Pledge’ for all MeetMe users which follows the ODA’s ‘Framework for User Safety’. It prohibits anyone from using the app until they promise to always meet in a safe place, never share overly personal information or send anyone money.
The ‘Safety Pledge’ is expected to be available on the rest of The Meet Group’s portfolio soon.
Kuhre will be representing The Meet Group at the upcoming GDI New York Conference on 10th March.
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