Big Tech is nearly exclusively left. I’m not telling you anything new here. This isn’t breaking news. But what is breaking news is what Tech Crunch discovered and release 4 days ago. It turns out that Bing, the second largest search engine, had illegal underage pornography accessible right in their image search. That means, you, or even your kids, had the wonderful opportunity to be inducted into their sick ranks. How about an additional bonus? You also could’ve been breaking the law unintentionally. There are so many aspects to this story that blow my mind and leave me with more questions than answers. Answers are the easy part. Question: Where do I find underage porn? Answer: Bing. See how easy that was? The good is news is that this report led to Bing immediately correcting the problem. Or so it seems. We’ll address that at the end. But how and why did this problem ever exist?
“The research found that terms like “porn kids,” “porn CP” (a known abbreviation for “child pornography”) and “nude family kids” all surfaced illegal child exploitation imagery. And even people not seeking this kind of disgusting imagery could be led to it by Bing.”
“Even people NOT seeking this kind of imagery could be led to it by Bing”. This means the search terms, image tagging, and related topics were well-enough known that it was literally a driving force for a good ‘ole kiddy porn fiasco. All delivered right to your screen. You know, there used to be a time when you had to tunnel through to the lowest and darkest reaches of the internet to be a fucking creep. Now, between Twitter, Snapchat, Kik, WhatsApp, Instagram (yes, especially Insta), and now Bing, its made available to all. Oh, even if you aren’t a creep, you may still get this content. Weird. It’s almost like when the left isn’t trying to pass degeneracy off as normal, they’re letting it sneak by. Or they conveniently forget to put the proper safeguards in place.
But lets address that one part that caught my eye. And I believe this to be the most disturbing…
“When researchers searched for “Omegle Kids,” referring to a video chat app popular with teens, Bing’s auto-complete suggestions included “Omegle Kids Girls 13” that revealed extensive child pornography when searched. And if a user clicks on those images, Bing showed them more illegal child abuse imagery in its Similar Images feature. Another search for “Omegle for 12 years old” prompted Bing to suggest searching for “Kids On Omegle Showing,” which pulled in more criminal content.”
Read that again. It was fucking optimized to deliver this content. I can understand websites uploading illegal content and manipulating search engine results. Got it. It could happen. But what TechCrunch discovered is a well-oiled machine here. While the authors chalk this up to bad policing, I think that lets them off the hook slightly. Bing is a search engine company. This is not some side gig. They monitor the metrics every second of the day and constantly audit and tweak results. I’m not convinced this was something that was “missed”. But I am convinced that the atmosphere of Big Tech puts a very low value on children’s safety. To them, our kids are a set of very impressionable eyeballs attached to their mom’s pocketbook. This wasn’t overlooked. Content related to kids was widely optimized. But then we come to another obvious problem and another terrible question.
How do you NOT see and eliminate blatant degeneracy when it appears in searches related to kids? And I mean blatant. Search terms like “porn kids” easily returned illegal results and all well-connected to the sites that provide it. See, the logic doesn’t work here. Kids are marketed to aggressively. Those searches and behavior are analyzed closely. results are tweaked based on user behavior. If the majority of people who searched for “Kanye West” scrolled through pages to click on his sneakers, it would take a very short time before your “Kanye” search had Yeezys on the front page. By the way, if you were looking for kids to get naked on Omegle, Bing knew how to direct you. Rather than “Omegle for kids” it would suggest a search for “Omegle kids 12 showing“. Showing what? That’s rhetorical. We all know that people will name a photo with “showing” when nudity is shown. So, picture this: Parents hand the kids a tablet and they search “Omegle Kids” only to be shown the most vile content likely corrupting them permanently. This phrase is common sense and grew to popularity around the time of Girls Gone Wild and when peer-to-peer file-sharing like Kazaa and Limewire were at their height of popularity.
This isn’t JoeBlowsFamilyAlbum.com , its a multi-national internet giant owned by Microsoft. And it may always be #2 but its growing. The search engine dominates in the Baby Boomer market. Revenue was up to $28.9 billion and Microsoft returned $5 billion to shareholders in 2017. Amazon Kindle HD devices use Bing as the default search engine. Do I really need to dig up the damn stats for Amazon? You know its YUGE! Ok screw it…get ready to have your ass cheeks blown off. Between 20-90 million units. Sobering because they all have Bing set as their default search engine. How many Baby Boomers have one or more of these Kindle Fire devices in their house? This is the generation that is not tech savvy and still spending a ton of time online. See where this is going? Let this sink in. The people who use a lot of tech poorly have easily accessible illegal content…and so do their kids.
Bing removes the results
Too little too late. They needed to be outed publicly to do this. A current search for some of the terms used in the TechCrunch report now return no results. But that is likely a bandaid. I am going to take a wild f–king guess here that they just blocked the terms itself. Here’s another wild guess: I think they are expecting this to get swept under the rug, forgotten about, or buried in the massive pile of fake Trump news. They want this story dead and buried. Only you and I can make sure that doesn’t happen. In the meantime, stay away from Bing. They can’t be trusted as a responsible and moral provider. You may be on the “worldwide web” but its still your house. Google still works and if you’re not crazy about them Duck Duck Go is always a great alternative.