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No more Google SafeSearch for Germany?

Result of the Edelman report?

   
11:11 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member heini is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



I can't for the life of me see any option to filter adult content on Google.de anymore. It used to be in the same place, Preferences (=Einstellungen) as on Google.com - no more.

Might this be a consequence of the Edelman reports,
[cyber.law.harvard.edu...]
specifically:
[asp-cyber.law.harvard.edu...]

Those reports, demonstrating how badly working algos filtered out tons of legitimate sites, among them the site of the Israelian Primeminister, have produced some negative comments in the german press.

2:17 pm on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Not sure if this helps, but if you set the language to English (hl=en) you can still set the filter options at google.de and it does seem to have some effect.
6:22 pm on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member heini is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



True, Damian. The funny thing is I can set the filters when accessing the english language preferences page, and they carry through when I change back the interface language to german. But when I try to change back the settings I can't do that with a german interface.
So effectively 99% of all german Google users can not use a SafeSearch. Kids, families etc: no flter available.
6:29 pm on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm, previous thread:
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