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Google improves porn filters in china

Radio buttons removed from site

Google has implemented a number of measures to ensure its Chinese site does not display links pornography.

The move follows a warning from the Chinese government that Google's filter was too weak. Last week, Google temporarily disabled the Google Suggest feature on it's Chinese site.

However, the search engine has put in place further measures to calm the Chinese government. This includes developing an automated system to remove pornographic links from search results, said Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of search and the user experience.

The company has also redesigned the Google.cn home page to remove the radio buttons that offer language and locale options, Google said. The rest of the home page remains the same.

"Google has been working to remove pornography from our search results in China, in accordance with our operating license there," Google said.

"This has been a major engineering effort, and we believe we have addressed many of the problems identified by the government."

Google's main English search page at Google.com continued to offer pornographic search results in China.

China's warning to Google last week comes amid a broad crackdown against online smut in the nation that has seen the shutting of thousands of websites and the creation of controversial censoring software, Green Dam Youth Escort, that blocks pornographic and politically sensitive content, and is to be installed on all computers sold in China as of the beginning of July.


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