Google & Reddit Say “NO” To Nudity

Google & Reddit Say “NO” To Nudity

Everyone remembers when dozens of celebrities had nude photos posted on the Internet last year. Many celebrities claimed it was a breach of privacy and threatened to sue Google. This may or may not have anything to do with yesterday’s announcement from Google and Reddit, but most people think it does. In any case, both Blogger (owned by Google) and Reddit have vowed to take action against any nude or explicit content which doesn’t have the consent of the subject. These photos, videos, etc. will be immediately removed from the company’s servers once they are found. The difficult part will be proving who does or does not have consent. That may be easy in the case of celebrities, but what about everyday people. Hmmm. Who are these policies really protecting?

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