How to Delete Things From the Internet
Removing personal information from the internet is a lot harder than it seems. All websites that are showing personal data about you have to be contacted individually and asked either in writing, or over the phone, to remove the data. In many cases you have to provide proof of identity or provide some good reason for wanting this information removed. Some information, like legal data and newspaper reporting cannot be removed. Public information cannot be deleted if it’s meant to be shared publicly. Newspapers have no obligation to individuals to delete information reported about them online. If the information is false or inaccurate, and that can be verified, news outlets will print a retraction or amendment to what they have written. However, if the news is verified from reliable sources, they are not only unwilling to remove it, they have an obligation to the public to report accurate news to their readers.
What about social media posts? Well, that depends on the application. In some cases you can delete your entire account, but you can’t remove all of that information entirely. While you might be able to delete your own account, if other people preposted any of your posts, or shared them, then that’s another issue. It’s nearly impossible to remove shared and reposted information. In some cases, such as legal situations, such as stalking or criminal cases, websites must remove the information by law if it is court ordered. As far as information that you might have added online yourself, some of this can be removed by deleting your comment, post, or page. Many social media sites offer a way to delete or edit posts. If you have printed something you later thing better of, then you should go ahead and delete it. However, keep in mind that there is often a running history of your posts, whether you deleted them or not. There are ways you can clean-up your social media posts if you feel embarrassed about things you might have said, or felt you were being rash, or are thinking twice about personal information you shared that you shouldn’t have. Google caches (stores) some Tweets, and some deleted Tweets can be found by anyone looking hard enough. If story picked up a Tweet, then it will remain there even if it’s deleted. Also, if someone screenshots your Tweet, it will be around for as long as they have it. If they screenshot it and shared it with others, it could be around indefinitely.
Ask any public figure who is held accountable by the media concerning their actions, behavior, and postings about how hard it is to get rid of inflammatory posts and Tweets. The best way to not have to remove information is to not post anything you might be sorry for later. Public figures especially have to keep in mind that their previous posts will follow them around for many long years to come. Since we are human and often get caught up on the heat of the moment, we can’t always help keep our Twitter finger under control. If you make a bad post, or one that you don’t feel comfortable with, delete it right away. The faster the better. The reason for this is it will be less likely to be shared, commented on, retweeted, screenshotted or liked.
Deleting information off the Internet is a large endeavor. To get assistance with a job this big, a company like Wiperts can get it done, efficiently and thoroughly. With their expertise and experience, they are able to delete information that individuals would have a lot more trouble dealing with. Wiperts are experts in how to remove information from the internet. It’s easy to make social media mistakes, but getting rid of them is not always so easy. Finding a great internet removal service can make all the difference.