NEW HOPE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeetMe, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), a public market leader for social discovery, today reaffirmed its commitment to industry leading user safety for its more than five million monthly active users.
MeetMe makes user safety a top priority, devoting approximately 40% of its entire workforce to regulating the content of its apps and website. MeetMe employs a variety of human and technological filters to monitor content, including a real-time human review of every newly posted image. MeetMe has also developed a proprietary textual-monitoring threat detection system that programmatically detects possible safety issues and alerts its safety team of potential abuses.
MeetMe has a zero-tolerance policy for abusive behavior among its users and encourages its members to report abuse, with a simple, one-click reporting feature. MeetMe removes more than 1,000 user profiles per day as part of its content review process. MeetMe also provides its users with various privacy-setting options that allow them to manage who can see their profile and make contact with them. MeetMe also allows its users to block specific profiles entirely.
As part of its safety commitment, MeetMe promptly and proactively reports instances of abusive behavior and inappropriate content posting to the proper authorities. In addition, MeetMe promptly and proactively reports potential safety issues (such as self-harm or potential suicidal behavior) to local authorities.
MeetMe screens each new daily registrant against databases of known sex offenders in the United States and regularly screens all active users against these same lists, blocking registrations and activity from known sex offenders. MeetMe has a proprietary age bracketing system to prevent adults from communicating with and viewing the profiles of minors (and vice versa).
MeetMe has taken numerous steps to educate its users – particularly minors – about the dangers of online activity, and in particular, the potential dangers of meeting a stranger in person. MeetMe prominently displays safety messages to every new user of its mobile apps. MeetMe never pinpoints users on a map, or gives their exact locations.
MeetMe created and operates SocialSafety.org, an educational resource for online awareness.
About MeetMe, Inc.
MeetMe® is a leading social network for meeting new people in the US and a public market leader for social discovery (NASDAQ: MEET). MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. With approximately 90 percent of traffic coming from mobile and more than one million total daily active users, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation. MeetMe is a leader in mobile monetization with a diverse revenue model comprising advertising, native advertising, virtual currency, and subscription. MeetMe apps are available on iPhone, iPad, and Android in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Turkish and Korean. For more information, please visit meetmecorp.com.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the percentage of our workforce we will devote to regulating the content of our apps and website, whether we will continue to employ a variety of human and technological filters to monitor content, including a real-time human review of every newly posted image, whether we will continue to use our proprietary textual-monitoring threat detection system to programmatically detect possible safety issues, whether we will continue to encourage our members to report abuse with a simple, one-click reporting feature, whether we will continue to remove user profiles as part of our content review process and if so at what rate, whether we will continue to provide our users with various privacy-setting options that allow them to manage who can see their profile and make contact with them, and to allow user to block specific profiles entirely, whether we will continue to promptly and proactively report instances of abusive behavior, inappropriate content posting and potential safety issues to the proper authorities, whether we will continue to screen each new daily registrant against databases of known sex offenders in the United States and regularly screen all active users against those same lists, blocking registrations and activity from known sex offenders, whether will continue to prevent adults from communicating with and viewing the profiles of minors (and vice versa), whether we will continue to take steps to educate our users, whether we will continue our policy of not locating users on a map or giving their exact locations, and whether will continue to operate socialsafety.org. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “project,” “is likely,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include the risk that our applications will not function easily or otherwise as anticipated, the risk that we will not launch additional features and upgrades as anticipated, the risk that unanticipated events affect the functionality of our applications with popular mobile operating systems, any changes in such operating systems that degrade our mobile applications’ functionality and other unexpected issues which could adversely affect usage on mobile devices. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.