Venture Beat did a piece on a company looking to clean up a lot of the noise and impoliteness on the net. Wehn you read the whole article you will see that the service is a bit pricey for a small to medium sized site at $2,000 to $3,000 a month
From the article:
Impermium, a Silicon Valley based venture-backed company that specializes in removing spam, has launched a new tool that that scans tens of millions of comments across the web. It spots highly offensive dirty words, and automatically removes them.
According to the company’s chief executive, Mark Risher, a tool like this is the first of its kind as algorithms have not traditionally been able to handle “internet speak” (coooooool, skilz, pr0n, and so on).
It took several months and the brainpower of leading data scientists to develop the technology. Spammers have evolved to become more sophisticated. “These are people that are actively trying to avoid getting caught,” said Risher in a phone interview with VentureBeat.
“Trolls and hackers and social spammers are changing their techniques to avoid detection,” he said.
As Facebook and Twitter reach their ascendancy, it has become more imperative that we find a way to remove spam. Recent data from security company Barracuda Labs sheds light on the extent of the problem. The study found that one in four Facebook users have received a virus or malware, often something posted to their public wall.
It’s a more profound problem for small businesses — the appearance of hate speech on their site is a reputation killer.