Google Sued Over Child Pornography AdWords
Long Island Politician Jeffrey Toback, of the Nassau County Legislature, has gone and sued Google in the New York State Supreme Court alleging that Google and its Google AdWords advertising network is profiting over child pornography.
The law suit, which happens to fall on an election year and is sure to attract all kinds of national press, stems back to the serving of what may have been “dynamic keyword insertion” ads which automatically show the keyword users are searching for in the AdWords advertising placement.
Here’s an example of one of the ads being served on Google:
Toback has taken the stance that Google cares more about the Chinese than America’s children, since Google agreed to censor politically sensitive search results when opening Google China. More from Toback’s suit:
“When it comes to the protection and well-being of our nation’s innocent children, (Google) refuses to spend a dime’s worth of resources to block child pornography from reaching children or to filter out search terms such as ‘child pornography’ or ‘kiddie porn’ or the content to which such terms lead.”
Representative Toback is not looking for monetary damages in the case, instead he wants Google to prohibit such ads which “display, market or otherwise provide illegal access to pornography.”
Toback has also sponsored bills to change legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 19 and to limit children from entering tanning salons.