How to Get Around the Fox Text Filter

LiveFyre filters posts for a variety of reasons. Mostly based on whether they are determined to be SPAM or if they are determined to be abusive. Here are livefyre’s rules on Content Filtering. They are more extensive than you might thing and seem to imply they

Obviously, Fox has added certain keywords to the stock livefyre abuse filter as posts with the names of prominent Fox employees are filtered. Try making a post that includes:Β Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity or Bill O’Reilly.Β So, Fox is assuming no one would have any praise-worthy things to say about them, actually a wise choice!

To get around filtered words they can be encoded with a variety of special characters.

This page is a simple page to encode words in various character sets I made a while back. My intent is to move it to this site when I get around to it.


There’s a embarrassing bug on that page. So obvious and so easy to fix too.

The options that are offered to encode posts are:

Mathematical Sans-Serif

This one uses the use Unicode Characters in the range ofΒ 0x1D5BA toΒ 0x1D5A0. The 0x prefix is fancy programmer talk that these are hexadecimal numbers. And really large ones. What matters is that these are not the same characters as the normal alphabet, although they look like it, and so they do not trigger the livefyre filter at all. This is the safest way to encode words they also show up in a different font so it’s obvious you are doing it.

π–³π—π—‚π—Œ π—‚π—Œ 𝖺 π—Œπ–Ίπ—†π—‰π—…π–Ύ π—ˆπ–Ώ π–Ύπ—‡π–Όπ—ˆπ–½π–Ύπ–½ 𝗍𝖾𝗑𝗍 π—Žπ—Œπ—‚π—‡π—€ 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖬𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗆𝖺𝗍𝗂𝖼𝖺𝗅 π–²π–Ίπ—‡π—Œ-𝖲𝖾𝗋𝗂𝖿 π–Ώπ—ˆπ—‡π—.

Zero Width No-break Space

What this one does is insert the Unicode CharacterΒ 0xFEFF between every letter in a word. This character has no width so it is not evident it is there. You can tell it is if you move the cursor across such an encoded word with your keyboard arrow keys as it will take two ketstrokes to advance past each character you see. The advantage of this encoding is it is not obvious in appearance but particularly obscene words do get filtered by livefyre. So instead of catching and removing these invisible characters they must include particular words with this invisible spaces in their filter.

This is a sample of encoded text using the Zero Width No-break Space.

Ogham Space Mark

This encoding is the same as the No-break space but uses a space character with a little dash in it. I only added it as it made debugging the code that encodes string as then you see the characters added.

Tαš€hαš€iαš€sαš€ iαš€sαš€ aαš€ sαš€aαš€mαš€pαš€lαš€eαš€ oαš€fαš€ eαš€nαš€cαš€oαš€dαš€eαš€dαš€ tαš€eαš€xαš€tαš€ uαš€sαš€iαš€nαš€gαš€ tαš€hαš€eαš€ Oαš€gαš€hαš€aαš€mαš€ Sαš€pαš€aαš€cαš€eαš€ Mαš€aαš€rαš€k.

Characters In Circles

This encoding uses the Unicode Characters in the range of 0x24d0 to 0x24B6.

β“‰β“—β“˜β“’ β“˜β“’ ⓐ β“’β“β“œβ“Ÿβ“›β“” β“žβ“• β“”β“β“’β“žβ““β“”β““ ⓣⓔⓧⓣ β“€β“’β“˜β“β“– β“£β“—β“” Ⓒⓗⓐⓑⓐⓒⓣⓔⓑⓒ β“˜β“ β’Έβ“˜β“‘β“’β“›β“” β“•β“žβ“β“£.

There are a lot of other character sets that can be used to encode words. This site will let you encode text and see many variations:Β Unicode Text Converter