Google Knowledge Graph Nudity Removed Quickly

May 23, 2013 • 8:28 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

A Google Web Search Help thread had a solo post from a user upset to see a nude topless image show up in the knowledge graph box for a search for [kierston wareing]. I checked it last night, when it was first mentioned in the thread and indeed there was a topless image of Kierston Wareing showing in the top right section of the knowledge graph.

This morning, when I checked again, to my surprise, the image was completely removed. Here is a screen shot:

Google Knowledge Graph Nudity

Last time this happened, it took days for it to be removed. Typically when people report inappropriate images in Google, it takes Google a lot of time to remove it.

I wonder if this was removed manually or Google has better checks in place to remove inappropriate images based on some sort of reporting algorithm?

In any event, it is nice to see Google clean up this nude knowledge graph image within 24 hours.

Some of the past cases of porn or nudity on Google where it should not have been:

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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05/23/2013 12:47 pm

" Pornography addiction is defined, as a dependence upon pornography characterized by obsessive viewing, reading, and thinking about pornography and sexual themes to the detriment of other areas of life."

Barry Schwartz

05/23/2013 12:48 pm

So literal.


05/23/2013 05:43 pm

Maybe that's the role she was best known for? Actresses should really think ahead of time before being immortalized nude. Google should add the definition for what a person is called that takes off clothes for money in the snippet to make it more accurate.


05/26/2013 02:29 pm

Sounds kinda repressed to me.

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