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 June 06, 2022

Scan and Clean Up Your Reddit with IDShield

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Whether you’ve been a Reddit user for many years or joined more recently during the hype surrounding the subreddit “r/wallstreetbets,” it’s clear to see how much content is posted on the site every single day.

One of the most well-known subreddits is r/IAmA, a format founded in 2009 that stands for Ask Me Anything and allows everyone from politicians and celebrities to everyday people to start a digital Q&A session. (Fun fact: the most popular AMA in 2021 was “I’m a lobster diver who recently survived being inside of a whale. AMA!“)

With over 100,000 online communities, named subreddits, there is no shortage of topics covered or individuals engaged, which is why we’ve expanded our social media scanning capabilities to include Reddit. To help get you up to speed on how the scan works, we’ve done our own Ask Me Anything.

Why did IDShield expand the product to Reddit?

If you’re one of 52 million daily active users on Reddit the answer may be simple. Reddit is a large online community, with content posted publicly, and contributes greatly to the online footprint of its members. In fact, Reddit reports that in 2021 alone, there were 366 million posts made on the platform. Our service allows our members to be their best selves online and we meet members on the social media channels where they post (and have previously posted) content. Our Reddit scan joins our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok scans available to all members.

What content is reviewed on Reddit?

Our Reddit scan reviews your 1,000 most recent posts—both text and images—which could potentially damage your professional reputation. Whether you’re the original poster (OP) or commenting on another thread, the scan will review those posts.

What content gets flagged?

Just like the scans for our other networks, the Reddit scan looks for content that could damage your professional reputation. For images, the service will flag items such as weapons, racy imagery, adult content, drugs, and alcohol. Within the text, the service will flag profanity, inflammatory and toxic content, as well as highlight negative comments towards an individual or group.

What can I do with flagged content?

Flagged items will include damaging posts that the service has deemed either a medium or high-risk post toward your professional reputation. The service will include why a particular post was flagged, but it is ultimately up to the member to determine their action. By selecting a flagged post and clicking delete, the tool will automatically delete the post on Reddit. If a flagged item is not something the member wants to delete, they can just as easily select that post and click “OK with me,” which will remove the flag from that post. Members will also be able to do bulk deletion—enabling them to delete all Reddit posts over a specified period.

How can I get started?

Are you ready to clean up your Reddit? Get started with IDShield today and join the thousands of professionals who’ve cleaned up their accounts!

IDShield is a product of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. d/b/a LegalShield (“LegalShield”). LegalShield provides access to identity theft protection and restoration services. For complete terms, coverage and conditions, please see All Licensed Private Investigators are licensed in the state of Oklahoma. This is not intended to provide legal device. For legal advice, please contact your Provider Law Firm.


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