Social Media Screening

Screening peoples’ social media activity for behavioural and reputational risks



Social media

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GDPR compliant checks

GDPR compliant


Lower Hiring Risks

Lower hiring


Protect Company Culture

Protect company


Efficiently Delivered Recruitment Insights

Our Neotas Platform uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to process thousands of social media posts per case and automatically categorise them into risks.

Analysing 3000+ tweets can be done in seconds.

We deliver clear and concise risk reports to you within 48 hours.

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Accuracy & Compliance

Our GDPR compliant social media background checks remove unconscious hiring bias from the process. This safeguards recruitment personnel and candidates alike.

Only relevant ‘key identifiers’ are mapped out in reports such as aliases, nicknames and locations.

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Every Platform In One Place

We search over 300 social platforms globally, even down to niche hobby and location-specific channels.

Using a combination of NLP and AI, we process social posts in over 200 languages and provide full context and translation within our social media reports.

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Clearly Identifiable Behavioural Risks

Relevant risks are uncovered such as violence, discrimination, illegal activities and more.

Our reports have proven to stop the hiring of dangerous or damaging individuals. We often uncover risks hidden in plain sight.

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View recent cases and see how Social Media Screening can lower your employment risks.

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Case Study

Social Media Screening Reveals Insider Threat & Abusive Past

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What our clients say

“Our partnership with Neotas gives our Intelligence team unrivalled access to cutting-edge technology, enhancing the comprehensiveness, speed and consistency of our integrity due diligence and open source intelligence service delivery for our clients. “


“Neotas searches go deeper than traditional due diligence checks by ‘spidering out’ across the entire internet and their proprietary AI technology helps them analyse vast quantities of data at speed.”

Coller Capital

“A fast and responsive team, providing us with easy to understand, comprehensive and cost effective outputs.”

CEO, Investment Firm

“Neotas have become an important partner, helping us develop our due diligence capabilities as we expand our financing offering into new geographies. Neotas present investigative findings in an easily digestible format. They are responsive to our business requirements and flexible in the way they approach our engagements, key reasons why we continue to expand our relationship.”

Channel Capital Advisors LLP

“Social media screening is an important element of the services we offer to our clients, working with Neotas gives us access to industry leading information and reports. They give us excellent support and are always responsive to our requirements”

Leading UK Screening Company

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in social media screening?

We present results that include one of the following risk indicators:

  • Extreme views / opinions
  • Hate and discriminatory behaviour
  • Illegal activities
  • Inappropriate / undesirable content
  • Potential addiction or substance abuse
  • Sexually explicit content
  • Violent content
  • Other

Do you review positive behaviour as well?

Absolutely. We are delighted when we can confirm the suitability of a candidate for our clients and the report includes positive indicators such as charitable work and volunteering.

How long do social media background checks take?

We can turnaround social media reports in 48 hours.

What is the minimum amount of information you need?

For social media screening, we only require the typical information you would find on a candidate’s CV. A full name, personal email, mobile phone number and some employment history.

Are social media background checks GDPR compliant?

Yes. All our checks are GDPR compliant.

Is the depth of report “reasonable” as required by the Regulations?

Yes. The FCA, for instance, expect any information in the public domain to be known by the employer. A lack of knowledge would be hard to defend.

While I need to manage risk/comply with SMCR/improve cultural fit, I don’t want to be intrusive…

We do not report on protected characteristics or have a bias in our process. However, it is extraordinary how much publicly available information we can uncover to give you a full picture. 

Can’t I just conduct these checks myself?

When conducting social media background checks in-house, you expose yourself to claims of bias because you cannot “unsee” any protected characteristic information. Using an independent expert third party is more consistent, faster and compliant.

Can you work in multiple languages?

Yes, we are able to process data in over 200 languages.


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