Back in August, Google announced that kids, teens, and their parents could now request to have pictures of minors removed from search results to “give young people more control over their digital footprint.” But how do you actually do it? In hopes of simplifying the process, we’ve explained exactly what you need to do to remove images of yourself or your loved ones from Google search results.
It’s worth pointing out that most images that show up in search results are from websites that aren’t owned by Google, meaning Google can’t remove them from the web. However, Google will work directly to remove an image from its search results if one of the following things applies:
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Google has clarified that it will not allow you to remove images of yourself from Google search results in “cases of compelling public interest or newsworthiness.” The company also asks that sexually explicit photos of minors be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, not the Google form. If one…