Google's Porn Issue With Children Related Keywords

Mar 18, 2010 • 8:29 am | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

I have covered way too many issues with porn on Google. But let me show you two recent examples that impacts children.

(1) A Google Web Search Help thread has a report from a searcher who is disgusted that Google will not remove a pornographic image of two girls for a search on [babysitter]. What upsets me most is that this person said he/she reported the image three or four times. Of course, I have no way of verifying that, so I am going by this person's word but nevertheless, the image should not be there.

If a kid goes to Google to find a picture of their babysitter, the last thing you want coming up is a picture of two naked women on a bed together. Here is a censored image to prove this comes up with normal moderate SafeSearch on:

Google Nude Babysitter

(2) A second thread at the Google Web Search Help forums reports that when you type in "little girl" into Google Images search, Google auto-suggests "little girl no cloths." Here is a picture:

Google Suggestions

Yes, these suggestions are pulled from what people search for but Google does censor certain types of suggestions. We had issues like this before, such as with little kids having sex and other porn examples. Google does censor adult oriented suggestions and most people agree that is what Google should do.

For Google, this is a constant battle between those trying to inject porn in their search results and Google trying to keep their search results clean. It is not a fun battle.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Walter Reade

03/18/2010 04:53 pm

Thanks for highlighting this. My 8-y.o. daughter had a bad experience with auto-suggest while doing a search at school.

Michael Martinez

03/18/2010 05:24 pm

That looks like child porn to me. Google doesn't need to sit on its hands when images like this are reported.

Boris

03/18/2010 09:12 pm

Sorry if this is dense, but, why is someone doing an image search for "babysitter"? What exactly are they trying to find?

Fred

03/19/2010 01:56 am

I agree why would someone do a image search for "babysitter". I tried this and you don't see anything pornographic unless you set "Safe Search" to "off".

Amit

03/20/2010 02:14 am

Its removed now! I can't see that image you described here.

Stop blaming Google.

03/30/2010 12:43 pm

Obviously you fail to realize that Google isnt a kid friendly search engine, it has never been a "Kids" search. Try these engines if you want your kids to be safe on the web. http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html Give it a rest, the internet is not a field of flowers on a happy valley for your children to play in. It is, in nature, very raw and unregulated. That is what makes it so great.

Dave

06/11/2010 03:36 pm

That is not child porn. they are both adults. the link here is the image location. there are no sencors so u can see they are not kids at all. http://4ws.org/pics/funny/Babysitter.jpg also, you are able to turn off auto suggest for google. if your child is at school and getting suggestive links to inappropriate content, ask the school to turn off auto suggest.

K Dawg

06/16/2010 01:56 pm

You idiots should worry more about being good parents and not letting your children do whatever they like on the internet. Don't try and censor the world just because you are failing to protect your offspring.

harjinder

07/05/2010 11:21 am

tell them yourself rather other tell them which you may not like

chris

08/10/2011 04:52 am

im 15 years of age...why dont u just put a password so we cannot view porn ? lol..... tbh with out porn teens would be very stressed. apparently mastubating is actually good for ur health .I know that might sound wierd but its now scientificly proven. also it  it reduces stress

Daftcunt

08/30/2011 11:07 pm

fuck off ya daft cunt

seffes

04/14/2013 02:24 pm

So you are happy that your children are watching porn? Good for you!

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