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Heartland's Haskins: Google, Yahoo and Bing 'Profiting' Off Of Violent Content


By    |   Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 07:55 PM

Search-engine giants Google, Yahoo and Bing are profiting from violent videos depicting sexual assaults on women — and must challenge the posts as aggressively as they have child pornography, think-tank official Justin Haskins tells Newsmax TV.

In an interview with "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner on Wednesday, Haskins, editor of publications at the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, said a three-month investigation shows the search-engine companies have profited from the violent postings – but are apparently legally hamstrung to stop them.

"[I]n the past, when there's been issues dealing with child pornography and things of that nature, everybody has done a really good job of making sure that those kinds of videos are not accessed by the wider public because of how egregious they are," he said.

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Part of the problem, he adds, is "there isn't much legal recourse here because a lot of these videos are hosted by websites on servers that are outside of the country."

"]T]here isn't much that domestic law enforcement can do here," he said.

But there is something the corporate giants can do, he asserts.

"If they simply enforce their own terms of use that they have already in existence, this would go away and all they would have to do is tell these websites, 'look, if we find and we'll give you 30 days to clean this stuff up, if we find any more of these videos indexed on our sites in 30 days your website's banned' – [a] lifetime ban," he said.

Haskins says he's contacted all three companies about the violent videos, but only Microsoft's Bing "had extended conversations with me – all off the record."

Since then, however, "nothing has changed," he said.

"The videos I identified three or four months ago are still posted, they're still up there, and millions of people are still seeing these videos," he lamented.

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