Wikipedia Ignores Solution To Rampant Porn Problem

Wikipedia SC Wikipedia ignores solution to rampant porn problem

Wikipedia has turned down a more or less free offer for software that would keep minors and unsuspecting web surfers from stumbling upon graphic images of sex organs, acts and emissions, FoxNews.com has learned — sexually explicit images that remain far and away the most popular items on the company’s servers.

Representatives for NetSpark, an Israeli-based Internet-solution company, say they have developed a filtering technology that not only detects and blocks questionable imagery, but is also able to learn over time, making it ideal for determining the appropriateness of an image. The company offered its services to the Wikimedia Foundation — which has yet to return its calls.

“I contacted them a couple of times back in July and August, but never heard back from them. It seems like it’s not a priority for them at this point,” Sarah Minchom, a product and marketing manager for NetSpark, said to FoxNews.com.

Maybe it should be. A website listing the most viewed content on Wikimedia Commons, the image-hosting arm of the Internet encyclopedia, reveals that virtually all are sexually explicit photographs and categories.

NetSpark claims that its Graphic Inspection filter is “the strongest solution available in the market.” The company says its technology is a “learning engine” that can analyze the components of an image precisely enough to determine the difference between a pornographic image and an advertorial image that has models wearing swimwear or lingerie.

And it works, said Larry Sanger, one of the original founders of Wikipedia.

Read More at Fox News. By Perry Chiaramonte.

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Comments

  1. Edwardkoziol says:

    We have enough PC police parents of young children should be monitoring their kids and adults who come upon something they know what the delete button is for.

    • Seeks_the_truth says:

      While I agree we have been PC'd and moral policed to death, this is somewhat of a different situation. Wikipedia advertises itself as a "replacement" to standard encyclopedias. In that respect, they should have some type of warning or lock to where you must agree to age before you can view sexually explicit material. Even YouTube does this.
      Until this article, even I wouldn't have thought it had material like that. At least I never saw such.
      Although I never really used them before, I will now lock them out of my computer for when my 10 year old nephew uses it. The filters I use doesn't equate Wikipedia to a "pornographic" site.

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