These Google Links Can Keep Search Results From Ruining Your Life

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These Google Links Can Keep Search Results From Ruining Your Life
Google has a support page with links to submit for backup if you’re the victim of revenge porn, doxxing, or online slander.
Google has a support page with links to submit for backup if you’re the victim of revenge porn, doxxing, or online slander.
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Google is changing its search algorithm to help victims of revenge porn and online slander. According to the New York Times, Google will begin preventing websites that host defamatory content from appearing in the list of results when searching for a name. Google will also exclude websites with dubious names like BadGirlReport.date and PredatorsAlert.us and websites that charge victims to remove the harassing content.

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The new features are part of a working concept called “known victims,” to help victims of repeated online harassment regain a bit of control.

“Some types of queries are more susceptible to bad actors and require specialized solutions,” writes Pandu Nayak, a Google fellow and vice president of search, in Google’s Keyword blog.

The blog continues with details:

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