Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:03 UTC
Google A change to anything related to Google Search - the product so many of us rely on - is never going to go by unnotoced. This time around, Google has altered Image Search for US users to alter the way it handles that ever so important aspect of the web - adult content.
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by Gone fishing on Sun 16th Dec 2012 01:44 UTC
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There is a bit of polarisation American vs European perspectives, which I'm not sure are accurate in the UK we have just avoided compulsory porn filtering.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20738746

With 35% of "parents" supporting compulsory ad 15% some compulsory filtering the NSPCC condemned the government for backing down on compulsory filtering on the grounds that children need protecting. Google making it slightly more difficult to get porn might be doing the minimum that it can do, to avoid legislation.

The idea that there is a cause and effect relationship between pornography and rape etc. is obviously non-sense, to say that violent or degrading pornography has no effect or is good for viewers seems to me to be equally fanciful. I am sure there is a place for eroticism, ethical pornography in allowing people to explore and enjoy their sexuality but I'm not sure I know that looks like.

Irrespective of my my or your opinion large and powerful lobbies (feminist groups, religious groups the NSPCC etc) would like to filter, restrict and control the internet and that includes in Europe.

Edited 2012-12-16 01:57 UTC

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