Legal: Censorship

  • Chinese government cracks down on search ads and “banned content”

    … China is cracking down again on search content. Partly in response to the tragic death of college sophomore Wei Zexi, China is now requiring search engines to “report banned content and verify advertisers’ qualifications,” according to Bloomberg. The report says that “banned information” cannot be maintained or presented in any form in search…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 14 readers -
  • Right To Be Forgotten 2.0: Better Privacy Rules Or Operational Nightmare?

    … in practice the new rules may prove problematic and highly challenging for US and other non-EU companies. Depending on your view, this comprehensive overhaul of Europe’s “data protection” laws is either a welcome update or a bureaucratic and legal nightmare in the making. If you’re a privacy advocate you’ll probably cheer the new rules. If you’re…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 39 readers -
  • Google Will Allow People To Block “Revenge Porn” From Search Results

    Google has announced that in the coming weeks, it will launch a system allowing people to request nude and explicit images of themselves posted without consent from appearing in Google’s search results. This move will help with the “revenge porn” issue, where upset partners often post images to get back at someone they were with. It’s an issue that’s especially likely to be done to women.

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Land- 34 readers -
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