BBC funds ad-free, porn-free search engine.
May 15, 2002 9:00 AM   Subscribe

BBC funds ad-free, porn-free search engine. Fueled by UK television license fees and Google search technology, the engine doesn't kick out results from paying advertisers. News article here.
posted by CosmicSlop (6 comments total)
The porn-free part needs some work, searching for both "anna ohura" and "stile project" got me a lot of filth.
posted by bobo123 at 9:11 AM on May 15, 2002

...whereas phrases such as "cock a hoop" and "caber tosser" are forbidden.
Trying to vet content using simple text filters is silly and somewhat cowardly (someone at the BBC must be terrified of "MP Slams BBC Porn Portal" headlines).

And it's hardly as impartial and "editorially independent" as they'd like you to think, as The Register has pointed out.
posted by malevolent at 9:40 AM on May 15, 2002

No porn = No fun.
posted by johnnydark at 10:01 AM on May 15, 2002

I want a free porn only search engine
posted by jeblis at 10:09 AM on May 15, 2002

Christ, this place gets more and more like Fark, with each passing day..
posted by salmacis at 11:53 AM on May 15, 2002

I'm IN for the FREE porn only search engine, baybee! :-)
posted by misangela at 4:46 PM on May 16, 2002

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