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CLEAR Adverse Media  

There's no hiding. Protect your reputation by revealing sources of adverse news and media.

Don’t waste precious time jumping between websites, search engines, or news feeds to detect information on a subject or organization

Instead safeguard your organization’s reputation, time and resources by utilizing a defined adverse media screening policy for risk mitigation and fraud prevention. Thomson Reuters CLEAR Adverse Media offers a one stop platform to investigate web and news media pertaining to a specific subject or organization. Plus, with Adverse Media Sanctions, access integrated sanctions, politically exposed persons (PEP), state-owned entities (SOE) and third-party data, so you can see the entire picture of an individual or business and any risk they pose.


What you get when you use CLEAR Adverse Media

Transparent data

Access holistic and transparent data from millions of global sources, including real-time news and information

Relevancy scoring

Relevancy scoring of the source – score that comes back for each source

Underlying sources

Provides full text document with links out to underlying source

API integration

Integrate data into your existing systems with an API connection

Narrowed search results

Streamline review with key words and different search narrowing capabilities such as date ranges, city, state, etc.

Global coverage

Conduct international adverse media reviews with global information and sources

Key benefits

Access all adverse media in one place

Instead of spending hours manually filtering through different sources and switching from one media platform to another, easily access all the information you need within one tool. From local, regional and national news reports, to international news sources, industry sources, and regulatory and law enforcement information this detection platform allows for a comprehensive and diligent investigation of your subject.

Collaborative resources

With a shared dashboard, the monitoring results page allows for your team to quickly mark whether a source has been reviewed and is relevant to your investigation. Adverse Media is one cohesive team platform where you can assign specific lists to specific users - at a person level, group level, or organization level; reducing the potential of duplicate work therefore increasing productivity.

Get immediate updates on all your high-risk customers

Introducing CLEAR Adverse Media Sanctions

Quickly see the entire picture of an individual or business and any risk they pose. Your team can easily review customer/subject lists and filter by different topical tags with the shared monitoring dashboard. This visual interactive breakdown also allows your team to split investigation duties and stay informed when new adverse media or sanction results come in for a particular subject. 

Learn more about CLEAR's advanced capabilities

CLEAR ID Confirm

Quickly validate customers with the premium electronic identify verification system.

Batch Services

Search thousands of people or businesses at once, and choose the data you want returned.


Perform searches within your own internal user interface so you can work more efficiently in a familiar environment.

CLEAR Risk Inform

Quickly review risk indicators such as arrests, bankruptcies, redundant SSNs, synthetic identity, and more across state and federal criminal jurisdictions.

Make informed conclusions through trusted data

Adverse Media is the solution to expanding and simplifying your organization’s investigation screening and workflow capabilities. Want to see Adverse Media in action? Click here to take the next steps for an Adverse Media demo.

Thomson Reuters is not a consumer reporting agency and none of its services or the data contained therein constitute a ‘consumer report’ as such term is defined in the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. sec. 1681 et seq. The data provided to you may not be used as a factor in consumer debt collection decisioning, establishing a consumer’s eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, government benefits, or housing, or for any other purpose authorized under the FCRA. By accessing one of our services, you agree not to use the service or data for any purpose authorized under the FCRA or in relation to taking an adverse action relating to a consumer application.