Pornography on Google images


#1

I have searched Google images for years but in the last two weeks , for the first time, I have come across what I regard as a pornographic image. :mad: The first was a naked women on her hands and knees and the second was a magazine cover of two naked women. I strongly object to the demeaning of women and also to the fact that children or vulnerable adults are being exposed to these images without their consent. The first image came up when I was looking for a picture of my cat to send to the family and the second when I searched for Wallace and Gromit images ( G rated tv programme).

This is sexualisation by stealth. The name is to present pornographic images in which women are demeaned as normal and mainstream and unless we express our disapproval now the Lord only knows what we will have to view in 5 years time. I have emailed two adovcacy groups in Australia but I was unable to find an email address for Google.

If you or anyone in your family has been confronted by pornographic Google images , do something, complain, make a noise - don't just look the other way.


#2

This isn't googles faultl Blame the people who tagged those images to be relevant to whatever you searched.


#3

Unfortunatly this does happen time to time with google. you could be looking up just about anything and something obscene will find its way in there. i remember doing a art project back in highschool where we had to do drawings with disney characters and as i was looking up pictures to give me ideas there was a image or two of naked women. this was on the school computer which were extremely strict on what they would allow to you acesses.

i dont think anyone is really to blame for this i think it just has to do with the large amount of images being constantly uploaded that something will inevitably pass the censor.

i dont know if there is really anything you can do to prevent this other then maybe reporting the images to google to notify them if such a thing is even possible


#4

Google is a search engine based on hits. If some dope out there tagged a porn image with “Wallace and Gromit” and enough people view it in relation to Wallace and Gromit, it will appear in a search. All you can do is report it to Google and they’ll take it down.

I know that Google is very good about filtering their images. However, the internet is a crazy place and there are some smart perverts out there who like to try to beat the system to get people to look at their pornographic images to lure them to their site, or - God forbid - lure them towards more porn so they can make money. Just as hackers are always finding was into things, and altering things, so are people out there trying to “break” google to get their images hits.

You also have the option to alter your safe search options to “strict” which will provide even more protection.


#5

I used to use Google Image Search a lot too and have noticed this. Sometimes even if you have it on moderate or even strict filtering the pornographic images still show up. It’s incredibly annoying.


#6

Funny this thread should come up today. This morning i was trying to find a template of the numbers 1-5 for my 3 year old daughter and one of the images was of pornography. It really bad when your putting innocent things in to search engines and this comes up. I had my daughter on my lap when I was looking as well.


#7

I don't use google much, I use other search engines. But I've noticed for years that after the first two pages of hits on a search there will be numerous links with random words and phrases listed in the hit. (Don't ever click on these!!)

Websites get revenue by the amount of traffic they pull. So, many websites- not just porno- basically put the dictionary as well as common phrases and topics on a page in their website. This ensures their site will come up on a lot of searches.


#8

As a teacher, I often use google image search but I refuse to search for any images while my students are in class (I teach science so sometimes they'll ask to see something specific and I just don't trust it even with the highest settings on). So I decided to see if there were any safe image searching sites.

I haven't tested these but from my research they were recommended by others:
picsearch.com/
tekmom.com/search/
goodsearch.com/
kidsafeimagesearch.com/


#9

[quote="Angelic_Rose, post:8, topic:225621"]
As a teacher, I often use google image search but I refuse to search for any images while my students are in class (I teach science so sometimes they'll ask to see something specific and I just don't trust it even with the highest settings on). So I decided to see if there were any safe image searching sites.

I haven't tested these but from my research they were recommended by others:
picsearch.com/
tekmom.com/search/
goodsearch.com/
kidsafeimagesearch.com/

[/quote]

I'm in a teacher's education course and I've done some practicum work. I remember on the first day on introduction to teaching, they told us a BILLION times that no matter what filters you have on, someone will find a way to get inappropriate images in innocuous places. ALWAYS find your youtube videos, google images, etc AT HOME and imbed them in a powerpoint document. Heck, you could be on a perfectly innocent website and a popup could show because of spyware that says "meet local 18 year olds!" ad feature an image of a girl with cleavage galore!


#10

I know what you mean. I myself have been trying to stay pure and clean from pornography but the tempting images that break down my conscience don't help either.


#11

This happened to me the other day - I was searching for an image on Yahoo images and I found one I wanted to see in a larger format, but when I clicked it, it became a porn image instead.

I have blocking software that is very robust. But evidently they have found a way around that, with these images that they replace with porn.

It's beyond annoying, it's sickening.


#12

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