BREAKING NEWS

Google Rethinks Porn After Major Backlash

http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/27/technology/google-porn-blogger/index.html

In an act to control the content of their sites, Google decided that bloggers would no longer be able to “publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity.” However, this received much backlash from google users, leading Google to reevaluate their decision.

Rather than their first proposal, Google decided to crackdown on bloggers and the rules on how they operate their sites. They are going to emphasize the enforcement around existing policies that prohibit the commercialization of porn.

Bloggers who host pornagraphic content have to mark their blogs as “adult”, signaling “adult content” before the user can enter.

Although Google is somewhat enforcing their “graphic nudity ban”, they would have readily allowed nudity “ if the content offered educational, artistic, or scientific benefits”. But that makes Google the dictator of what is and is not art, placing them in a biased position.

 

2 Comments on Google Rethinks Porn After Major Backlash

  1. I thought this was a really insightful look at how we consume porn. Interesting as well, in the light of Google’s recent announcements about how many people are now making their own porn on blogging platforms:

    http://lovelanguageloveliterature.com/2015/03/05/bloggers-sexually-explicit-everyday-porn-stars/

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