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Google+(plus) silently censors the “7 dirty words” from streams.

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A user of the r/YouShouldKnow subreddit of Reddit has brought to my attention of the a new Google plus social networking platform censorship filter.

 

Posts with any of the “Seven Dirty Words” will not show up on your or your friend’s stream. It’ll be visible on your profile to anyone who browses there, but will be blocked from the “streams” pages. This means that someone has to be browsing your profile directly to see the post. Noone in your shared circles will know it’s there otherwise. As of yet, there’s no preference for choosing to view such censored content.

 

The censoring seems to only occur only in certain contexts. The cock+deep throat block only occurs when the words are used in certain combinations, you have to use them in a sentence.

I don’t know what filter censor Google + is using, It seems to be trying to block words when mentioned in certain contexts. This is disturbing as it could also be used to filter out wording like free Tibet.

 

 

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