May 9, 2014

ANOTHER VICTORY: Meeting with Google

We’ve had a busy, productive week! Our meeting with the newly appointed Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, left us enthusiastic that our efforts are making a difference. Chairman Wheeler’s fortified his commitment to maintaining the current decency standards, affirming a new standard to allow nudity will not be implemented.

Yesterday, Morality in Media had another productive meeting, this time with Google about how they can help protect individuals, families and children from exploitation. We are very optimistic about their efforts to help equip individuals and families with better tools. They are prepared to continue working with us in the future.

BACKGROUND: We listed Google on both our 2013 and 2014 Dirty Dozen List because of their involvement in and profit from pornography in Google Play, Google Ads, YouTube and more.

They just recently removed all pornographic apps and most sexual apps from Google Play!

They are improved filtering capabilities for third-party filters like Apple and Microsoft.

They are providing, and continue to improve, Safe Search and Safety Mode: awesome tools for parents in their Safety Center.

They allow flagging porn videos on YouTube and have made the process easier for users.

View our full list of requests here.

We are making huge strides forward! Take a minute to just celebrate this small victory with us.

Special thanks to Concerned Women For AmericaFamily Research Council,Focus on the FamilyCovenant Eyes, and Net Nanny Community for coming to the meeting with us. It really helped!


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