Google Recommends Reporting Mass Porn In Forums

Jan 3, 2012 • 8:11 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google Pornography

Spammers are always looking for ways to get their content in front of Google's searchers. When spammers try to promote their pornography, it makes it a bit more upsetting. Because when they do so, it leads to a tremendous amount of porn in Google for a single search term.

In the past week or two, I've seen a large uptick in reports of pornography in both Google Image search and video search. Google has a utility to report offensive images the only issue with that, when a spammer gets their images in the results, it can be somewhat overwhelming and take hours to report all the porn or offensive images.

Jeff from Google said in a Google Web Search Help thread that in those cases, it is best to report mass abuse of pornography in the Google forums instead of using the report offensive image feature. Jeff said:

Thanks for the feedback. I wanted to suggest the "Report Offensive Images" link as an additional option for users. I agree, however, that it can be a bit cumbersome for a query such as [IGA]. In that case, the best option is to report it here in the forum so that myself or someone else on my team can quickly look into the matter.

Do not search for [iga] in Google Image search if you do not want to see pornography.

A bigger issue is a report that went unanswered about video porn. I tried to click the "Report offensive videos" link at the bottom of the results but that link doesn't even work in Google's own browser, Chrome.

In any event, if you do find mass amounts of offensive images, take it to the Google forums.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Afr0

01/03/2012 02:40 pm

Isn't the "Iga" image content triggered by the fact there's a nude model named Iga Wyrwal and not Google's algorithm?  With moderate results, her images aren't necessarily SFW, but they aren't outright porn, either.  Couldn't this just be a case of relevant content related to the query?

Barry Schwartz

01/03/2012 02:42 pm

some are completely nude

Asdg

01/03/2012 11:29 pm

stop trying to fix my internets, faggot

digida

01/04/2012 02:05 pm

SafeSearch Strict does not filter any of these results.    Even though you may feel that most of the images are not "outright porn", Google's algorithms for SafeSearch Strict should filter all of these images out.  

digida

01/04/2012 02:12 pm

Also, to be fair, this is not a Google Only issue.  Yahoo image search and Bing image search also returned the same images even though their "SafeSeach" settings were enabled.  Both Yahoo and Bing had a much easier reporting method and were responsive in atleast acknowledging they received the report.   Bing has since removed the most offensive images however Yahoo Image Search still shows most, if not all, of the images that Google shows.   Again, I'm really surprised these companies are not taking swifter action to fix this issue.

light sword

03/11/2013 08:05 pm

i guess google is promoting this ugly staf Intentionally

patrick gabriel

02/23/2014 08:09 pm

Attention "Control Freaks...you who are out of self control..." Please spend your life in the way you choose... What is offensive about the human body made for human's to enjoy anyway they may in the free will of God's creation? You who are out of control offend everyone including yourselves...just go away..

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