More than 100,000 unique search terms that could cause child abuse images to pop up on any given search has been blocked by Google, according to a report by SearchEngineWatch.
The move comes on the heels of calls by the government of the United Kingdom on search engines and internet service providers or ISPs for more intensified measures to combat the proliferation of illegal material online.
Aside from blocking those 100,000 unique search terms, Google, according to its executive chairman Eric Schmidt, has also added 200 personnel to its team that is exclusively tasked to hunt these child abuse images down and remove them. On top of this, Google will also send engineers to the UK’s Internet Watch Foundation and the U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
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