A mechanism for early detection of a spam item by utilizing user-level signals associated with the user uploading the content item in advance of spending significant resources on processing the content item is disclosed. Upon detection of initiation of a content item uploaded by a user on a content item service, user-level signals associated with the user uploading the content item may be retrieved. Based on the user-level signals, it may be determined that the content item is a likely spam item. Subsequently, limited processing maybe performed by converting the content item may into a single file and content analysis may be performed on the single file. Based on the content analysis, it may be determined that the content item is an actual spam item and the availability of the content item may be restricted on the content item service.
Rychev, Vladimir and Sharma, Varun, "UTILIZING USER-LEVEL SIGNALS FOR EARLY SPAM PROCESSING", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 09, 2017)