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Porn stars want Google to help them combat piracy

Record labels have had long-standing complaints against Google, arguing that searching for music would result in piracy links ahead of legitimate sites. Google remedied that situation by striking a deal with the U.K. music industry, with legitimate links now shown more prominently than before. Now, the porn industry wants a similar deal, reports BBC.

Speaking to the outlet, several figures in the porn industry have expressed their desire to have legitimate links shown more prominently and ahead of illegitimate ones. “How many times a day is the word ‘porn’ typed into the Google search interface? Mainstream corporations like Google continue to discriminate against the adult industry despite the world being genuinely interested in seeking out pornography,” said porn actress Angela White.

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Rachel Swimmer, a porn actress and producer who uses the stage name Tasha Reign, wasn’t too hot on Google, either. “Our whole industry has been turned upside down due to the stealing of adult content,” said Swimmer. “By working with adult companies, Google could ensure the content that is seen contains age restrictions, unlike pirated content.”

However, changes over improved promotion of pornographic content unsurprisingly conflicts with politicians’ desire to place stricter rules on online content, mainly due to worries over children accessing pornography. Google told BBC it did not want to comment on these concerns.

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