CNET: Microsoft’s Bing search engine served up child porn, report says

CNET: Microsoft’s Bing search engine served up child porn, report says. “Researchers at AntiToxin Technologies found that Bing brought up photos of nude children and would recommend related search terms to users looking for child pornography. The search engine also suggested similar images when the photos were clicked on. AntiToxin was commissioned by TechCrunch to investigate the matter, after the publication received an anonymous tip about child porn on Bing.”

Techdirt: Facebook Rejects GRIS Launch Trailer For Being Sexually Suggestive When It Clearly Is Not

Techdirt: Facebook Rejects GRIS Launch Trailer For Being Sexually Suggestive When It Clearly Is Not. “It should be well understood at this point that attempts by internet platforms to automagically do away with sexualized content on their sites via algorithms are… imperfect, if we want to be kind. The more accurate description is to say that these filters are so laughably horrible at actually filtering out objectionable content that they seem farcical. When, for instance, Tumblr can’t tell the difference between porn and pictures of Super Mario villains, and when Facebook can’t do likewise between porn and bronze statues or educational breast cancer images consisting of stick figures…well, it’s easy to see that there’s a problem.”

CNN: We tested Tumblr’s ban on porn. It needs work

CNN: We tested Tumblr’s ban on porn. It needs work. “A picture of a woman breastfeeding a baby. A fully clothed woman taking selfies in the mirror. A photo of a vase. These images were all wrongly flagged by Tumblr as improper. Tumblr began its crackdown on adult content several weeks ago. But behind the scenes its technology still struggles to figure out the difference between what’s banned and approved nudity.”

TechCrunch: Google & Facebook fed ad dollars to child porn discovery apps

TechCrunch: Google & Facebook fed ad dollars to child porn discovery apps . “Google has scrambled to remove third-party apps that led users to child porn sharing groups on WhatsApp in the wake of TechCrunch’s report about the problem last week. We contacted Google with the name of one of these apps and evidence that it and others offered links to WhatsApp groups for sharing child exploitation imagery. Following publication of our article, Google removed from the Google Play store that app and at least five like it. Several of these apps had more than 100,000 downloads, and they’re still functional on devices that already downloaded them.”

CNET: WhatsApp under fire for failing to remove child porn

CNET: WhatsApp under fire for failing to remove child porn. “Facebook-owned WhatsApp is being criticized for failing to curb the spread of child pornography on the messaging app. A report by two Israeli online safety groups, Netivei Reshet and Screensaverz, concluded that it was easy to find WhatsApp groups in which people shared images and videos of children being sexually abused.”

Tubefilter: YouTube Deletes Hundreds Of Strange, Sexually Suggestive Mom And Kids Videos

Tubefilter: YouTube Deletes Hundreds Of Strange, Sexually Suggestive Mom And Kids Videos. “YouTube has removed a number of strange, sexually suggestive videos after they garnered attention this week thanks to an investigation from YouTuber PaymoneyWubby. In his last video, uploaded on Dec. 16, PaymoneyWubby (a gamer turned YouTube commentator who has recently gained notoriety covering topics like what kids really do on now-transitioned Musical.ly and parents raising their children without gender expectations) explores a number of channels with videos that appear to feature Asian moms casually being domestic, hanging out and doing mundane household chores with their children. However, the videos actually feature all of that with deliberate and gratuitous shots of the women purposefully flashing their underwear and positioning themselves provocatively while playing with and around little kids.”