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Remove involuntary fake pornography from Google

We recognize it can be distressing when involuntary fake pornography is discoverable in Google search results. This article is intended to support you through the process to request removal of such content from Google search results.

Requirements

For us to consider the content for removal, it must meet all of these requirements:

  1. You're identifiably depicted in the imagery.
  2. The imagery in question is fake and falsely depicts you nude or in a sexually explicit situation.
  3. The imagery was distributed without your consent.

Request to remove involuntary fake pornography from Google Search

You or your authorized representative can submit a request to remove links to the content from Google Search results. Any authorized representative must explain how they have the authority to act on your behalf.

Important: We only review the URLs that you or your authorized representative submit in the form.

What happens after you submit the removal request

  1. You get an automated email confirmation. This confirms we received the request.
  2. We review your request. Each request is evaluated based on the requirements above.
  3. We gather more info, if needed. In some cases, we may ask you for more information. If the request doesn’t have enough information for us to evaluate, like missing URLs, we’ll share specific instructions and ask you to resubmit the request.
  4. You get a notification of any action taken. If the request doesn't meet the requirements for removal, we’ll also include a brief explanation. If your request is denied and later you have additional materials to support your case, you can re-submit your request.

Frequently asked questions

The intake form has multiple options for removals. Which option do I choose?
  • In "Type of content you want to remove":
    1. Select Content contains nudity or sexual material.
    2. Your country of residence and then Next.
  • In "Describe the content," select Content falsely portrays me in a sexual act, or in an intimate state.
Which URLs do I submit for review?

Submit all the image and web URLs with your personal info that you want us to review for removal from Google Search results

How do I find the URL of the content I want to report?

To find the URL of the content, search for the page or image you want to report.

Learn how to:

How do I submit more than one URL for review?

Add one URL per line. You can submit up to 1,000 URLs.

Why do you ask for screenshots in the form?

Screenshots of content that’s related to you helps us identify offensive content for removal. An image can have content that’s relevant to multiple individuals.

Important: Child sexual abuse imagery is illegal and should not be shared through this form. Do not take or include screenshots containing child sexual abuse imagery or any content that presents someone under 18 in a sexual manner. Learn how to report child sexual abuse imagery.

How do I take a screenshot?

You can take a screenshot on your computer or with your mobile device. You may want to take the screenshot on the same device that you use to submit the form. To obscure any sexually explicit portions, edit screenshots you submit.

Learn how to take a screenshot on your:

Important: Child sexual abuse imagery is illegal and should NOT be shared in this form. Do not take or include screenshots containing child sexual abuse imagery or any content that presents someone under 18 in a sexual way. Learn how to report child sexual abuse imagery.

How do I request removal of content that’s no longer live?

If the content no longer appears on a webpage, but appears in Google Search results or as a cached page, you can request a refresh of outdated content.

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