Google Declares War to Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn or sex revenge which consists of disseminating intimate images of a partner or former partner, is unfortunately a real problem. On the other side of the Atlantic we have already seen how there is any administrator web convicted of operating sites of this type, while in Spain the most recent reform of the Penal Code already considers this type of broadcasts as a crime. The latest to join this battle? The Google.

As he explained the search engine, and from now on, they be removed from their results the intimate images a person who have shared without the permission of this. To implement a form, which will be available in a few weeks, from which the victims of these practices may request that explicit photographs no longer appear in Google Search.

The measure itself is quite important, since it was common that, when searching for the name of a person on Google, automatically images will return in question. In the case of websites dedicated to accommodate the content, all this was part of the blackmail. Karen, one of the victims, explained in a trial that he feared the day that his son learn to search on Google and decided to put his mother’s name in the search box. In another case, some “funny” decided to ruin the reputation of a mother by publishing not real photographs of it, supposedly naked, that Google wasn’t indexing.

Until now, one of the strategies used by the victims was to send DMCA requests for use of material himself without permission, although they were not always working. Although the Google solution It will not end entirely with these practices (in fact, they say it: can’t do anything with the original images, which are hosted on other Web sites), it is a step forward and they expect to be able to “help” victims.