Changing the Landscape: Akismet’s New Partnership with

Imagine if the web was a city. A bustling metropolis, teeming with people, conversations, and ideas. Now imagine if this city had no litter, no misplaced graffiti, no danger lurking around the corner. Imagine if every corner of this city was a safe, inviting space for people to interact, to engage, to learn, to grow.

Well, that’s the vision we at Akismet have for the web. And this week, we’re taking a significant step in realizing that vision. We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with, a like‑minded ally that shares our vision for a better, kinder web.

Arwen is an AI tool that has been a shining beacon of hope in the realm of social media, swiftly removing harmful and unwanted comments before they can cause any damage. Brands that use Arwen are able to keep their channels free from toxicity, bullying, racism, and the other forms of “graffiti” that too often pollute social media.

This collaboration couldn’t have come at a better time, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month. Together, we’re striving to make the web a kinder, safer place for everyone.

This strategic alliance isn’t just about us, though. It’s about providing top‑notch security and moderation solutions to some of the world’s most influential companies and personalities, from tech powerhouses like ConvertKit, Netlify, and Bluehost, to Formula One teams like Red Bull, Alpine, and Mercedes, to media giants like ITV and, and superstar drivers like Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

This partnership is a testament to the belief that the web can be a more welcoming place, a place where interactions are meaningful, where engagement is encouraged, and where every voice matters. It’s a commitment to ensure brand safety, to promote inclusive spaces, and to foster collaboration.

Our leaders echo this sentiment. David Schwister, Jetpack’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Global Head of Enterprise Sales at Automattic, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Arwen team. We believe Arwen’s technology will be of tremendous value not only to our existing and new Akismet clients’ social channels, but also provide Arwen’s current and prospective customers the ability to protect all comments, forms, and chat systems from spam on their owned and operated sites using the power of Akismet – keeping the web a safer place.”

Matthew McGrory, CEO and Co‑founder of Arwen, says, “It’s great to be working with Akismet to bring a full‑stack solution to our clients across all their digital assets to enhance engagement and ensure brand safety for them and their customers.”

Here’s to a cleaner, safer web, one free of spam and toxicity – and filled with meaningful interactions.