Internet Law News: Google to Remove Revenge Porn

not revenge porn

Professional model photo – not revenge porn

Google Senior Vice President Amit Singhal just announced that the company will set up a system where you can request via a Web form to have revenge porn removed from its search engine results.

It’s important to note that the announcement only refers to images. As of now, it’s unclear whether Google will remove revenge porn videos in addition to pornographic photos.

Of course, the top way to prevent either from appearing in search engine results is to never take nude photos or videos of yourself, particularly in a digital format. Once it goes online, removing revenge porn from the Internet completely is extremely difficult.

However, kudos to Google for taking this step in the right direction. Legally, the company didn’t have to do it. From a “don’t be evil” ethical standpoint, the choice was clear.

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