Start by connecting your social accounts. You need to give us access so we can scan through the content. We never share/sell/loan/give your data to anyone. We also don't store anything except for posts we flag.
Your report will take anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes to run depending on how much data we need to sift through. You can start to view flagged posts immediately while we continue to scan.
Flag posts with profanity
Flag posts with innuendo
Flag posts with mentions of drugs or alcohol
Scan through comments your friends make on your posts.
Flag political and religious posts (which we think are fine, but flag since our users have asked for it)
Allow you to search for custom keywords like the name of an ex, boss, family member, or coworker.
Go through your report and see what we've found. You can see everything we find for free. You can filter by category, social network, and keywords for free.
Your feeds get flagged for NSFW content, alcoholic-type activities, profanity, Vegas, and strip clubs. It also weighs your bad social media behavior against your friends. Seriously, it's a great reality check.
Erase bad stuff. Scrubber [...] will flag unflattering social posts. (Remember that tailgate party in Ann Arbor?)
After scouring your connected feeds, Scrubber presents you with a handy report card for action.
I'm sure everyone has some potentially incriminating posts somewhere on-line that they’re not going to want employers to see. Scrubber is an application that automates the process to find and remove those posts.
What is Scrubber?
Wow we must really need to work on this homepage huh? :) Scrubber is a product that scans through your social media history to find potentially embarrassing posts, comments, status updates, and pictures. We run our scan for free and show you everything we find.
How long has Scrubber been in business?
Scrubber started as a small hack in 2013. A year later, we officially launched and were immediately picked up by Cosmo. Over the last two years, we've ramped up our operation significantly.
How does Scrubber flag posts?
Over the years we have built up our proprietary database of profanity, slang, and innuendo. We've also built relationships with the major social networks so that we can access their APIs to look at your data on your behalf.
Can Scrubber search for mentions of a particular person?
Yes. Scrubber has a feature where you can give us additional phrases, words, or names (which collectively call 'Custom Keywords'), to search for. We will flag posts containing those Custom Keywords for you to review.
Will Scrubber automatically delete posts or make any changes to my social media posts?
No. Scrubber will not do anything without explicit direction to do so. You connect your accounts, get your report, and nothing will change on your social feeds. It's up to you to decide whether to edit or delete posts once Scrubber flags them.
Do people at Scrubber look at my posts?
All the flagging is done automatically by software. There are no humans reading your posts and deciding what to flag. In order to make the product better, we will at times review logs of what is being flagged to make sure we're providing the best experience.
Of the hundreds of millions of posts we've flagged, less than 0.01% of them have been looked at by a human.
How many people have used Scrubber?
We don't publish the exact number, but it's somewhere between 20,000 and 100,000.
Who are the people behind Scrubber?
Scrubber was started and is ran by Ryan Angilly. Ryan lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and is about to his first child. You can email him at ryan [at] scrubber [dot] social or yell at him on Twitter if you want :)
How do I contact support?
Send us an email at support [at] scrubber [dot] social. (We don't spell out the email address directly because if we did, spam bots would get our email and make it harder to respond to yours!)
What social networks do you support?
We currently support Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Foursquare, Disqus, and Tumblr. If you have any suggestions, please contact support.
Can Scrubber remove bad reviews from Yelp and Google?
No. Scrubber is meant to help clean up your social media feeds. We'll scan through any posts you've ever made, and on networks like Facebook, we'll scan through posts where you have been tagged by friends. We do not help you remove items from Google search results.
Do I have to pay to use Scrubber?
Nope! Only advanced users pay. Most run a report one time, like what they see, and then never come back!
How much does Scrubber cost?
Running report on Scrubber is completely free. You can see everything we flag for free. If you decide you want to use Scrubber's tools to help making editing or removing posts a breeze, access to our Premium tools costs just $19/month to start and $9/month thereafter.
Wait so Scrubber is really free?
Yes it's really completely free to run a report. You only pay if you find a lot of stuff that you need to clean up and want to use Scrubber to help clean it up.
What do I get for paying?
If you find lots of posts you want to edit or delete, it's a huge pain to go manually locate all those posts. When you pay for Scrubber, we make it easy for you go directly from Scrubber to the posts with one click. From there, you can edit a post, delete a post, delete a comment, or untag yourself.
Where is your pricing page?
We don't have one. We found our pricing model was confusing people. People did not believe you could really run a report for free. They thought we were trying to trick them to get email addresses and access to social media and then at the last minute we were going to charge money before showing them anything useful. To try and make things more clear, we removed the pricing page and put all the information in this FAQ.
I represent a company/sports team/organization. Can I buy Scrubber for my whole organization?
Yes you can! We have ran pilots programs with several Division 1 athletic departments and are in the process of building out a new self-serve product. To get on the early access list, click here.