Google prohibits revenge porn

Google prohibits revenge porn

Google is trying to remove all “revenge porn” contents from the search results.

Google is trying to remove all “revenge porn” contents from the search results. 

The big announcement was made on Friday. Now, all users can fill in a form with the help of which their nude pictures, posted without their agreement, will be removed from the search results.

Google is one of the biggest and the most notable tech company to make this decision. Such companies as Reddit, Twitter and Facebook has already banned sexual content (Reddit in February, Twitter and Facebook in March). Usually, such images are taken and sent privately, but when exes or hackers obtain them illegally, they can be spread all over the internet.

Senior vice president of Google Search Amit Singhal said in her statement:

Revenge porn images are intensely personal and emotionally damaging, and serve only to degrade the victims — predominantly women

According to her, Google Search will help you to do anything to get rid of those pictures.

Recently, Google Search faced a lot of pressure from activists and lawmakers. Thus, the company decided to solve the problem on their own instead of dealing with federal and state laws.

There are a few laws about “revenge porn” that work, but still they are not thorough.

Here you can read some comments of revenge porn victims:

I describe it [as] similar to maybe the feeling of getting raped — you feel like you’re that exposed. You feel like a million people are watching … the most intimate moment of your life

I would stay up almost all night, every night, just in a little cave, just searching more and finding more and more

Google Search creators had been working on the new feature for at least 2 years. They also collaborated with Cyber Civil Rights Initiative.

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