One Week Later: Nudity Still In Google's Search Results

Oct 4, 2012 • 8:23 am | comments (22) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Over a week ago, a searcher complained in the Google Web Search Help forums that when you search for [juvo] in Google, the images that show in the web results have an image that is of three women who are completely nude.

Here is a censored picture:

JUVO Nudity In Google

Now, Google knew about this for over a week and I said, I'll just wait to see how long it takes for Google to remove it. It has been over a week and it is still there.

A Googler said in the thread over a week ago:

Thanks for the report! As you might have noticed, when you use the "Report offensive images" tool in Google Images, the images you've reported on the page will have a translucent white overlay. When you repeat the search, this layer may be gone, but we will have recorded your report. Later on, the images you report will be reviewed by Google and will be used to improve our SafeSearch algorithms.

I can't guarantee when these specific images will be removed, but I did want to let you know that we aren't just automatically denying your reports. Hope this helps!

I have SafeSearch on, why would Google say they cannot guarantee the specific images wouldn't be removed? Why? It is not in compliance with SafeSearch.

Anyway, I am a bit sad it has been over a week since Google has known about it and it is still there. Thus, I blog it.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Guest

10/04/2012 12:38 pm

You may report illegal or offensive content here:http://support.google.com/books/bin/request.py?&contact_type=report_offensive_content

Barry Schwartz

10/04/2012 12:41 pm

That was done. I am not dumb.

Guest

10/04/2012 12:56 pm

You take it wrong man..this was not for you..just for users to report the content.

Alex

10/04/2012 03:05 pm

Double moral standards? A society which has no problems with violence reacts with censorship as soon as nudity becomes an issue.

Guest

10/04/2012 03:23 pm

If they've not reviewed it, how can they guarantee they'll remove it. Maybe they should drop everything and move your report to the top of their queue.

John Edward Doyle

10/04/2012 03:26 pm

How can they guarantee they'll remove it when they haven't reviewed it? Maybe they should just drop everything and move your report to the top of the queue.

cjvannette

10/04/2012 03:32 pm

A week! Gracious. It's almost like they get hundreds or thousands of such reports every day and need time to review them all.

Brandon

10/04/2012 03:50 pm

But the point of the SafeSearch is to hide images with nudity. This has nothing to do with violent images.

Brandon

10/04/2012 03:51 pm

Not dumb, but maybe a bit rude.

Ivor Boaby

10/04/2012 04:16 pm

OMG! Women have boobs? WTF? Next you'll be telling me they have vaginas too.

Ray

10/04/2012 07:55 pm

well its gone now

Barry Schwartz

10/04/2012 07:56 pm

Exactly

pse

10/04/2012 09:24 pm

OMG a boob! I don't think I can handle that

Alan

10/05/2012 12:49 am

Don't think Google cares after all they are the biggest porno site on the web.

Alan

10/05/2012 12:52 am

I am on Barry's side on this one. He isn't dumb! He actually said in the article it has been reported. However if as guest said it was for other people who might not know then there has been a bit of miscommunication.

Malcolm Boura

10/05/2012 07:13 am

"Safe search" implies providing safety, in other words prevention of harm. How would that photograph result in more harm than benefit? Evidence please, not myth and prejudice, and don't forget to take into account the appalling effects for children and young people resulting from the prudification of society.

Malcolm Boura

10/05/2012 07:14 am

No. The point of safe search is to provide safety, not pander to the prejudices of those who wish to censor.

Malcolm Boura

10/05/2012 07:20 am

Google strikes another blow for censorship and the prudification of society. Do they ever stop to wonder why the USA has ten times the teenage pregnancy rate of countries without such extreme body prejudice? Attitudes have consequences.

Brandon

10/05/2012 03:44 pm

Safety from what? Nudity—what else? By the way, Barry, I don't see that picture you've linked to, so maybe they've filtered it out now.

Drojale

10/09/2012 05:14 am

"appalling effects for children and young people resulting from the prudification of society." Appaling effects? Are you kidding? Yes, because a 8 year old not seeing three butt-naked women has a devistating effect on his development into a young man who will some day have a wife who would probably love for him to not have fantasies of other women's breasts. Amongst other things. Glad to see I am not the only one frustrated at times with the apparent sluggishness/not-deletion of inappropriate pictures. Given the billions of pictures online I understand google cant get to everything, but thats what the report feature is for right? Believe it or not people do exist who would rather not see a half-naked woman accidentally. Your free to turn off the safe-search filter if you like, but some of us would like to walk in integrity with our wives and conscience. Yes, men like us exist!

BooHoo4U

10/15/2012 07:13 pm

The simple solution for you is dont search "Juvo" anymore. You could also use google advanced search to be a bt more spacific. "Juvo" WTF you expect. Its a couple of boobs. You see them every day they just have clothes covering them. If you are not some perv weirdo then why is it so offensive. I thnk it is so amussing how in the age we are in, people have gotten so lazy and selfish that they expect everyone and everything to be rite there when they call. Pathetic, and that offends me. the world is awsome for the do it yourself type person so figure it out and stop whining!

jnj

08/04/2013 03:02 pm

Put the filter on

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