Google Opts Out of Porn Ads

By Richard Nelson

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June 23, 2014

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Earlier this month Google initiated a major blow for the internet pornography industry when it announced it would no longer accept advertising for sexually explicit material. While this decision won't make pornographic material inaccessible through Google's search engines, it's a significant step in the right direction towards protecting children and families. From Breitbart:

The announcement came just two weeks after a delegation of anti-porn activists met with Google executives at their offices in Washington, D.C. The organization Porn Harms, a part of Morality in Media, organized the meeting that also included Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, Enough is Enough, and Focus on the Family. Porn Harms had named Google to its “Dirty Dozen,” a list of companies helpful to the porn industry. Specifically the group complained to Google about porn on Google Play, porn on Google-owned YouTube, and also porn on Google ads. In addition, early last month Google announced it removed all pornographic apps and most sexual apps from Google Play. According to Dawn Hawkins of Porn Harms, Google has improved its “safe search” and “safety mode” and has created a tool for parents in Google’s safety center.

Google needs to hear that these decisions are in the best interest of America's families. To encourage them to continue this trajectory, you can contact Google's consumer hotline at 1-650-253-0000.

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