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Google to pay million pounds to charity monitoring online child porn

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 19:38

Sydney: Internet giant Google has pledged to donate 1 million sterling pounds to the British charity The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which monitors online child porn.

IWF, an industry-funded organization that identifies and helps remove criminal content online, will be paid over four years and also allows the organization to hire five new staff, reports

According to the report, Google is the highest paying member along with other companies like Vodafone, Sky, Telephonica, BT, and EE.

The pledge to donate money comes in light of Prime Minister David Cameron `s demand that web giants should help in tackling the problem of child porn and subsequent abuse.

Recently there have been instances of grisly child sex murders in Britain in which the killers were found to have searched for child porn online.

IWF chief executive Susie Hargreaves said that the donation was `generous` and indicated ` moral leadership` in the field.

Google`s director of communications, Scott Rubin, said that the company has zero tolerance policy for online child porn and with the help of IWF it will be able to remove or block the offensive web pages quickly and efficiently, the report added.


First Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 19:02

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