Google Sued for Porn Profiteering

May 8, 2006 • 7:34 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Legal Issues in Search

On Friday at SEW Blog I reported that Google was being sued by Nassau County Legislator, Jeffrey Toback for profiting on the sale of child pornography. We have some discussion on Google AdWords showing Child Prostitution Ads from the past. So is Google really profiting with a smile? I doubt not, and I doubt Jeffrey Toback believe so also. He clearly said that this suit is a "is a proactive step to keep children safe." It will basically make Google more proactive, instead of reactive with these sort of ads.

The folks at WebmasterWorld forums are exploring a few sites.

(1) Google technical glitches with the AdWords system to allow these sort of ads to be shown. (2) A great political move by an electoral candidate (i.e. fight porn against Google). (3) The whole suit is ridiculous and dumb.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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