Google's Strict Image Search Less Strict Than Moderate Option

Dec 30, 2008 - 8:10 am 4 by
Filed Under Misc Google

We have complained time and time again about Google showing inappropriate images , including explicit porn and other nudity in the Google search results. But it has been getting better overall, that is until I spotted a thread at DigitalPoint Forums.

The thread showed a Google Image search for fat beauty returned nude images. But what shocked me is that the stricter I set the image search filter the worse the images got. Let me show you.

With Moderate Search filter on, the first three images are okay. The fifth image gets inappropriate, as do others, after it. Here is a screen capture:

Google Safe Image Search, Not Safe

But when I set the image filter to "Strict," the first three images include two nude images! Here is a screen capture:

Google Safe Image Search, Not Safe

That is pretty surprising being that the more I don't want nude images, the more likely Google is going to give it to me.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.


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