pp. Sharing text by taking a screenshot to ensure that the text cannot be searched, tagged, or parsed, particularly by an algorithm.
screenshot v.

Example Citations:
Another way to escape the algorithmic gaze is to screenshot text instead of linking to a story or person directly. While humans can read the text of a screenshot easily, the algorithms on the major social platforms cannot. This allows for conversations that are silent or invisible to the machine, but work perfectly well for humans.
—Alexis Madrigal, “Behind the Machine‘s Back: How Social Media Users Avoid Getting Turned Into Big Data,” The Atlantic, April 14, 2014

Screenshotting conversations and posting it online? Tacky and embarrassing for both you and your partner.
—Roni Simpson, “The New Rules: Social Media and Relationships,” The Latest Reports, June 18, 2013

Earliest Citation:
In a similar vein, you must absolutely, under no circumstances, make any snide or undignified remarks of your own against another player. Not to sound entirely paranoid, but you never really know another player’s stance on certain issues. They might say certain things so as to go along with the crowd but in truth, they’re repulsed by what you say or relying every word to the person in question. You could not even begin to guess the number of times that I’ve heard of people screenshotting or forwarding whispers or presumably private conversations from one group of players and showing them off to others.
—“Ready Check: Handling raid drama,” WoW Insider, October 7, 2011

I’m using screenshotting here in the very specific sense of preserving one’s online privacy by sharing an image of text rather than the text itself, which can by processed easily by machines. The more general use of the noun screenshot (a picture file of a screen’s currently displayed image) as a verb is widespread and dates to around 2001:

She dropped THREE el runes and some crap blue item... I thought of screenshotting it, but it wasn‘t worth the diskspace, lol.
—Faar, “Countess = cheapskate,” Lurker Lounge, August 31, 2001

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