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Google Tweaks Search To Make Explicit Images Harder To Find

Google Tweaks Search To Make Explicit Images Harder To Find

Google has adjusted its search algorithm in order to make searching for sexually-explicit images more difficult. On Wednesday (December 12) some users petitioned the internet giant with complaints regarding the tweak.

"We've simplified SafeSearch settings on image search and the new default behaves similarly to what most users had as the default previously," a Google spokeswoman said in a statement.

"We want to show users exactly what they are looking for-but we aim not to show sexually-explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them," she added.

To modify the adjustment users may alter the settings of the SafeSearch filter. To eliminate lascivious material tick the box for "filter explicit results"; to include lascivious material the box must be left unticked.

"We are not censoring any adult content, and want to show users exactly what they are looking for — but we aim not to show sexually-explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them," a Google rep told CNet.

by RTT Staff Writer

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