On Google.com, for example, the same search for “pedophilia” results in Wikipedia’s page on pedophilia, and a “Fight Pedophilia” page. Pedophilia isn’t the only topic censored on Ask. Other queries that won’t give results are e.g. bestiality and necrophilia. Too bad Ask.com deems these words taboo for any kind of research.
(Disclosure: Ask advertises on this blog.)
*The two censored search types are (at least) web search and images, whereas e.g. Ask’s news or shopping search engines don’t block these words. This is not adult filtering, which appears differently and can be disabled, e.g. for a search for coping with rape.
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