Google called a source of porn, taken to court

By Derek Sooman on
Google is being accused of being a source of porn. The internet search giant is being taken to court by a Nassau County legislator, who contends that the company generates billions in revenue from the pornography trade and illicit profiteers.

It is alleged that the company is the world's largest distributor of child pornography, and there are claims that child porn is part of the company's business model. Although Google provides a filter called SafeSearch, it doesn't eliminate all adult material, and nothing prevents children from turning it off. Google, of course, strongly disagrees with these accusations.

Google spokesman Steve Langdon said in a statement: "Child pornography is illegal, and Google prohibits it in our products. When we find or are made aware of any child pornography, we remove it from our products, including our search engine. We also report it to the appropriate law enforcement officials and fully cooperate with the law enforcement community to combat child pornography.

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