Google adds tool to flag ‘offensive’ search results
POSTED:MAR 16 2017 01:40PM EDT
UPDATED:MAR 16 2017 01:40PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) – Google is now directing its review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive in search results.
The review teams – comprised of contractors known as “quality raters” – already comb through websites and other content to flag questionable items such as pornography. Google added a new category, “upsetting-offensive,” in its guidelines for quality raters. For example, content with “racial slurs or extremely offensive terminology” could now get flagged as such.