Google Is Updating Its Search Algorithm To Crack Down On Online Harassmenthttps://www.androidcentral.com
The algorithm changes aim to prevent websites with exploitative practices from appearing in the list of results when someone runs a search for a person’s name.
Google is making changes to its search algorithm to better protect people from online harassment.
Once someone requests removal of a page with information about them, Google will now automatically demote search rankings of other similar low-quality sites to prevent the content from appearing in search results.
Google says the latest change is inspired by a similar approach it adopted with victims of revenge porn.
The announcement comes as a response to a recent report published by The New York Times, which highlighted how Google’s Search algorithm could inadvertently help people destroy their enemies’ online reputation.