Google Is Now Removing Revenge Porn Links From Their Search Results

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Posted 2 years ago

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GooglelogoGoogle is now making sure that revenge porn will no longer be readily found in their search engine results, causing a slight sigh of relief from those that the behavior was directed towards.

Over the next few weeks, Google will implement a web form that will let people make the request to get rid of results that show them naked or in sexually explicit and compromising situations they did not agree to become public.

In a blog post by Google, they explained part of their reasoning with the following: “Revenge porn images are intensely personal and emotionally damaging, and serve only to degrade the victims — predominantly women.”

The new policy will have some limits and bear a resemblance to those already in place concerning the removal of bank signatures and account numbers from search results.

Google’s move in this regard is highly significant and represents the rising tide of those looking to strictly outlaw revenge porn – several states have created laws against it, and the United Kingdom has instituted a similar law.

While it’s still difficult to prosecute someone responsible for publishing it, Google’s policy makes it one of the biggest online platforms to institute a ban on revenge porn, along with Twitter’s own recent policies.

Christopher A. Smith

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