Google Steps Foward To Remove ‘Revenge Porn’ Sites From Its Image Search

Great announcement for good reason, which Google made it happen after a long long time, decided to remove explict images of people posted wihout consent from search, which means no one going to see “nude or sexuality” explict images shared without their consent from Google search results, which the Big G said in a blog post.

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It would have done this in the past. However, with honor requests from people Google has taken this action and that is for all good reasons.  Google Senior Vice President Amit Singhal on Friday, announced that the company would remove revenge porn from its search results.

Singhal wrote:

Our philosophy has always been that Search should reflect the whole web. But revenge porn images are intensely personal and emotionally damaging, and serve only to degrade the victims—predominantly women. So going forward, we’ll honor requests from people to remove nude or sexually explicit images shared without their consent from Google Search results.”

And this was a reversal of the company’s regular policies which previously had removed search results only with a valid legal reason. Policy that included exceptions for images deemed ‘Child’ pornography and sensitive personal information like bank account and social security numbers.

Revenge porn victims will be able to submit requests through an online form that Google will make available in the next few weeks. Intended to combat a practice known as “revenge porn,” a dark side of the ease with which information can be shared across the wide-open terrain of the Internet and especially on social media.

Revenge porn images are intensely personal and emotionally damaging, and serve only to degrade the victims–predominantly women,” Google said in blog post Friday. “So going forward, we’ll honor requests from people to remove nude or sexually explicit images shared without their consent from Google Search results.

Google said it will make available a Web form through which people can request the removal of such images. The search giant is not only the one looking for ways to put a lid on revenge porn, but in March, Twitter set up new rules that prohibit the posting of images of nudity or sexual acxts without the subject’s permission. Reddit has also updated its priacy policy to forbid “involuntary pornography.”

With this new policy, Google and other sites is a big step, and by fighting any form of online harassment is an uphill battle. Many services send takedown demands to websites if in the absence of strict legal regulation.

What do you think about Google’s new action against “Revenge Porn” shut down from its search results?

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