Anti-pornography effort gets nod from Internet giant

Friday, February 27, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

While one Internet operation has taken a positive step dealing with pornography, an anti-pornography organization says others need to follow suit. 

“The big news is that Google continues to make progress in curbing sexual exploitation,” reports Dawn Hawkins of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “They're going to ban all pornography and explicit videos, and photographs and Blogger, which is a very popular platform used for blogging.”

One of the boons to the pornography industry has been free and largely undisciplined access to the internet. So it's on home computers, smart phones and other electronic devices.

Hawkins, Dawn (Morality in Media)Hawkins says it took three years of hard work and discussions with Google to accomplish it, with some progress noted last year. This week came the big breakthrough.

Hawkins tells OneNewsNow: “Thousands of people - many of your listeners - have helped, and a couple hundred other organizations had joined us. And so it's quite exciting to see that Google's getting the message that pornography harms and that they need to get out of that business.”

She is hopeful that other companies will take the cue from Google and stop being purveyors of filth. Verizon, Hilton Hotels and Facebook are just a few that Hawkins says need to heed the same plea and respond in a positive way. 

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