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Google to block revenge porn

The giant search company has declared these days that it will remove from its web search results links to unauthorized nude photos. This means that sexually explicit images shared without the person’s consent will soon start to disappear from Google’s search results.

Google has edited a new policy, which will be introduced in the coming weeks. This policy will have the role to combat a practice also known as “revenge porn,” a bad method that can be shared across the wide-open terrain of the internet, but more often met on social media. 

“Revenge porn images are intensely personal and emotionally damaging, and serve only to degrade the victims–predominantly women,” Google has declared in a blog post.

“So going forward, we’ll honor requests from people to remove nude or sexually explicit images shared without their consent from Google Search results,” the famous company continued. This interesting move has come two months after the law was changed in the UK, making sexually-explicit images without consent share a criminal offence punishable with a sentence of almost two years in prison. Google is such a big name on the experience of web that this new policy is expected to make a dramatic change. 

“So going forward, we’ll honor requests from people to remove nude or sexually explicit images shared without their consent from Google Search results. This is a narrow and limited policy, similar to how we treat removal requests for other highly sensitive personal information, such as bank account numbers and signatures that may surface in our search results,” has declared Amit Singhal, senior vice president of Google Search.

He also said that the company has heard several stories of revenge porn and some of these victims are also blackmailed into having the photos removed. Google will also introduce a web form for people to apply to have images removed. This web page will be released in the coming weeks. 

“We know this won’t solve the problem of revenge porn – we aren’t able, of course, to remove these images from the websites themselves – but we hope that honouring people’s requests to remove such imagery from our search results can help,” Amit Singhal concluded.  

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