March 2, 2015

Google recants and continues to allow porn on Blogger

On February 23, 2015, Google announced that they would no longer allow pornography in the popular platform, Blogger, but after pro-porn advocates flooded their forums. On February 27th, they .recanted this change and will now allow pornography to remain if it is correctly classified as “adult content.”

Well we have news for Google; freedom of expression does not include the freedom to sexually exploit.

We will fight back! If Google is willing to cave on this, will it also give way on its other no-porn policies? The public is invited to contact Google in the Action section here.

Here is our letter to Google:

We are writing to express our profound disappointment in Google for backing down on an announced new policy to eliminate images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.

We understand that you caved to pressure from some who think they should be allowed unrestrained freedom of expression on your site. We urge you to reconsider and take the high ground. 

Freedom of expression does not include the freedom to sexually exploit. Google was seen on a path to eliminate sexual exploitation from all its corporate sites when last year the company halted all porn advertising and eliminated all sexually explicit apps from Google Play. What are we to understand now, that some sexual exploitation is welcomed at Google? 

We support the efforts of the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation to eliminate all sexual exploitation from Google and other corporate entities and therefore we encourage you stand against pornography and all sexual exploitation on Blogger and the other sites maintained by Google.

Sincerely,

Dawn Hawkins

Executive Director

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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