Google’s getting rid of sexual advertisements this month (Deseret News)

By Hysen Sisco

Compiled by Herb Scribner
Monday, June 9 2014
Deseret News National Edition

There’s now one fewer place you will see pornographic advertisements: Google.

Google explained back in March that sexually explicitly material would no longer be featured in their ad spaces. This is a move to improve the experience of the users, Google said.

“Under this policy, sexually explicit content will be prohibited, and guidelines will be clarified regarding promotion of other adult content,” Google explained. “The change will affect all countries. We made this decision as an effort to continually improve users’ experiences with AdWords. After the new policy goes into effect, the adult sexual services, family status, and underage or non-consensual sex acts policy pages will reflect this change.”

Though this was announced in March, Google recently sent out a letter to advertisers that confirmed the ads would be taken down later this month, according to

“Beginning in the coming weeks, we’ll no longer accept ads that promote graphic depictions of sexual acts including, but not limited to, hardcore pornography; graphic sexual acts including sex acts such as masturbation; genital, anal and oral sexual activity,” the email said, according to Porn Harms. “When …read more

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