US Internet users outraged after Google makes it 'harder to find porn' on web
Internet users in the US have expressed their anger over Google's decision to make it harder to find porn on the web.
The firm tweaked an algorithm for their image search database in the U.S. making it harder to find sexually-explicit images.
Following the move, users launched a firestorm in online complaints stirring an explanation by Google that included a defense against allegations of censorship, the Daily Mail reports.
"We are not censoring any adult content, and want to show users exactly what they are looking for -- but we aim not to show sexually-explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them," Google said in a statement.
"We use algorithms to select the most relevant results for a given query. If you're looking for adult content, you can find it without having to change the default setting -- you just may need to be more explicit in your query if your search terms are potentially ambiguous," the firm said.
"The image search settings now work the same way as in Web search," it added.