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Targeting child abuse terms sets us on the path to a safer internet | Peter Wanless

PUBLISHED November 18, 2013

No one should be able to search for and find images of child abuse online. It's that simple. This isn't about censorship; this is saying to people that they cannot use search engines to attempt to look for something clearly sickening and illegal. Today, Google and Microsoft took a major step forward in making a safer internet a reality: 100,000 terms that could be used when someone is searching for child abuse images will no longer lead people to gateway websites that link to this content, and in some cases will now return an on-screen warning to the user.

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