Google Seeks Partnership to Identify Illegal Content

Google Inc., the owner of Brazil's most-used social networking Web site, is seeking partnerships to help identify illegal content. Google will let non-governmental organizations in Brazil monitor the Orkut social-networking service, report illegal postings and request that data be saved for future legal action. Alexandre Hohagen, general director of Google's Brazilian unit, announced the plan […]

Google Inc., the owner of Brazil's most-used social networking Web site, is seeking partnerships to help identify illegal content.

Google will let non-governmental organizations in Brazil monitor the Orkut social-networking service, report illegal postings and request that data be saved for future legal action. Alexandre Hohagen, general director of Google's Brazilian unit, announced the plan today at a news conference in Sao Paulo.

"We want NGOs to join us so they can help monitor illegal content,'' Hohagen said. "The partnership is initially focused on content related to child pornography and pedophiles.''

Google, based in Mountain View, California, is stepping up efforts to reduce illegal content on Orkut. Federal prosecutors in Sao Paulo state last year filed a civil lawsuit against Google's Brazilian unit for failing to comply with requests to provide data on people suspected of using Orkut to commit crimes.

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