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Google bans sexually explicit content from AdWords network

By Shawn Knight
Jul 3, 2014
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  1. Pornography website operators that have been using Google's ad network to lure new traffic have been shown the door. The search giant recently enforced a new policy that bans the promotion of hardcore pornography from its ad network.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,391   +513

    How naive I am: Here I was thinking porn ads traveled primarily by word-of-mouth and Reddit.
     
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  3. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,020   +153

    Because of this move, I'm ditching google. :)
     
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  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,090   +1,519

    Because of this move, I'm switching to google.

    Seriously though, I don't need help searching for pornographic material. And I don't want it in my face 24/7. Those dating ads was another reason why I ditched Facebook. Although I never said anything about it, I still remember how irritated I would get with smutty dating ads on my screen. I actually tried removing them once, but that was like killing insects (you never get them all).
     
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,391   +513

    Seconded. Though, I still get the dating ads over email (all horribly targeted to boot).

    With the seemingly inexhaustible supply of streaming porn sites, I'm more than a bit interested in how much of a return the smut pushers are actually generating from what I've deduced are, on average, horribly targeted advertisements. Same goes for the whole sex wholesaling...err...dating services.

    Misogynist. :p
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,090   +1,519

    Funny thing about that is they always displayed women. Could have been because I am male. Either way, I would have wanted the ads gone just as equally if they were displayed as men. So if that deems me hateful in any way, then it means I hate everyone equally. lol

    I do hate those who think they are above the average and entitled to what little fortune the little guy makes.
     
  7. Who cares about this?... I don't see porn ads anywhere... do you?
     
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,391   +513

    This is my favorite argument. "I don't have this problem. Therefore, nobody has this problem."
     
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  9. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Enthusiast Posts: 304   +37

    AdBlock for the win, guys.
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,807   +917

    I thought the paid porn ads were there to show you what to look for on the free sites....:p
     
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  11. Gaara

    Gaara TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Thank You Google Great Move!!!
     
     
  12. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Enthusiast Posts: 222   +6

    About time! I, like every other man on this planet, who owns a pc looks at porn on the internet (yes you do their are two kinds of men on this world, wankers and liars). Anyways I always used to get adverts popping up for like old age porn all the time, pretty embarrassing at lan parties made worse by the fact this was deffo not a topic I ever searched for in my life!
     


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