Google has been fighting the nasty side of the web for a long time. Doing its best to blacklist websites that promote hate,violence, and different forms of evil and sickening pornography like child porn and animal cruelty. Today Google announced it is making the awesome step of creating a database of illegal images to ban from the web. According to The Telegraph:
‘The new database, which is expected to be operational within a year, will allow child porn images which have already been “flagged” by child protection organisations such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to be wiped from the web in one fell swoop.’
This is too good not to share. Here is the whole story: Google builds new system to eradicate child porn images from the web.
Way to go Google! The world could use more news like this.
* Note: I really couldn’t think of a stronger word than sickening because there is no word strong enough to describe how bad that is. We all know this.