Bing child abuse warning

Microsoft has today launched a pop-up warning on its Bing search engine which will flash up when users attempt to look for “illegal child abuse content”.

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Google has 'zero tolerance attitude' to abuse images

Google says it has a "zero tolerance attitude to child sexual abuse imagery" despite not following Microsoft's lead in introducing pop-up warnings on its search engine.

We use our own systems and work with child safety experts to find it, remove and report it.

We recently donated $5m (£3.3m) to groups working to combat this problem and are committed to continuing the dialogue with the government on these issues.

– Google spokesman

Ceop welcomes Bing child abuse content warning

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) has welcomed Microsoft's decision to launch a child abuse content warning message on the Bing search engine.

This is a positive step in the right direction to deterring potential offenders from accessing indecent images of children on the internet

While the Bing project isn’t the whole solution, I hope it goes some way to making those who are curious about searching for indecent images think again.

– Andy Baker, deputy chief executive of Ceop

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Bing tackles 'scourge of online child abuse content'

Microsoft today launched a warning message which will flash up at users who attempt to search for illegal child abuse content on the Bing search engine.

Due to the unique and sensitive nature of child abuse and child exploitation, Microsoft has been, and remains, a strong proponent of proactive action in reasonable and scalable ways by the technology industry in the fight against technology-facilitated child exploitation.

The Bing Notification Platform is just one way in which Microsoft is working to tackle the scourge of online child abuse content.

– Microsoft spokesperson

Microsoft launches child abuse warning on Bing

Bing users will see this grey box when they look for “illegal child abuse content”.

Microsoft has today launched a pop-up warning on its Bing search engine which will flash up when users attempt to look for “illegal child abuse content”.

A Microsoft spokesperson told ITV News: “Microsoft has developed and recently introduced in the UK the Bing Notification Platform to stop those who may be drifting towards trying to find illegal child abuse content on the web via search engines.”

They added: “If someone in the UK tries to use search terms on Bing which can only indicate they are looking for illegal child abuse content, they will activate the Bing Notification Platform which will produce an on-screen notification telling them that child abuse content is illegal.”

If people click on the ‘help and advice’ button, they will be redirected to the Stopitnow.org website which provides counselling services.

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