Google Declares War Against Online Child Pornographic Imagery

Google Declares War Against Online Child Pornographic Imagery

After coming under fire in recent times from both public and governments for not making the internet safer, Google, with the help of Microsoft’s ‘picture detection technology’ has announced that it will be taking some drastic steps to free the internet off of sexual child imagery.

The companies’ Eric Schmidt announced the new measures in an opinion piece on Monday, and said that around a hundred thousand such webpages have already been wiped out. He also announced that the search engine now displays new warning signals upon accessing another 13,000 potentially inappropriate webpages. Those obviously make it clear to the user, if they’re not that already, that such activity is purely illegal and unethical.

In order to counter such a widespread problem, Schmidt told that his company has already employed a staff of as much as 200 people. The staff personally reviews every single reported image because, as Schmidt says, computers aren’t reliable enough to do this job on their own.

He also reiterated this fact that while Google is doing its utmost to make the internet a safer and more accessible place, the rate at which this inappropriate stuff is finding its way on the web is increasing at an alarming rate too. They, however, want all the people regardless of their location to understand the message and due to that the changes will be implemented in more than 150 languages.

Meanwhile, the mother of all ironies is that the op-ed was published in Daily Mail.

  • said that around a hundred thousand such webpages have already been wiped out.

    Bad wording. Not one page has been “wiped out”. That’s because pages aren’t on google.

    • actually on Google.. not everybody knows each and every website there on the internet but Google helps you redirecting to those websites.. So if Google says no, less chances for you to redirect.

      • exactly.. how many of us knows about exact web address instead of some popular sites… only a dozen or less… that’s the Google make it easy to reach at some specific address and removing their entry from page means removing an index entry from a book of billions pages… lol

  • they are talking like Google owes the internet .. hahaha . Google itself will be wiped out someday from the leader board of internet companies

      • How Google comes in play? go back 15years ago yahoo was everything with organized directory structure.
        Their is no much innovation from Google these days, and they’re just doing stuff like this to be in news.

        So theirs is much room for another player. and one day we will see Google far behind in technology. This could be Microsoft itself Or Facebook with search engine or something else.

    • they are playing their role due to their social responsibility …
      the matter of talking like this way is because of their gigantic role in internet traffic…

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