Google Censors Sankaku Complex


Google has begun quietly censoring Sankaku Complex from its search suggestions in much the same way as it does anything else which does not fit into its white-picket-fence fantasy Internet.

Whilst still dominating the listings for actual searches (and apparently unmolested there), autosuggested searches using unfiltered results now resolutely refuse to acknowledge the presence of “sankaku” in the English language, whether in connection with this site or lesser pursuits such as judo.

Previously even a “sank” would yield pointers for pathetically lazy typists as to the proper spelling of this site at the very top – not a hugely significant change to those seeking the site, but an example of the kind of “chilling effect” Google pretends to abhor.

Internet usage of the word “sankaku” itself, previously the rather obscure name of a judo move and a piece of software, now appears generally to point out this site – the judo move “sankaku jime” returns 40,000 pages as opposed to at least 800,000 references to “sankaku complex,” and Google’s own statistics indicate it indexes millions of pages on the “” domain alone.

Judging from past incidents, Google seems unlikely to explain itself – flagrant speculation suggests Google objects to the content of the site, and so has quietly slipped the entire word into its secret ban-filters, or “technical errors” as it has lately taken to calling them.

Whilst Google still maintains, if barely, the appearance of unfiltered search results in its main results, its autosuggestions have lately been attracting attention for political correctness and puritanical purging run amok – politically sensitive but historically significant words like “Aryan” are blocked, and the company even blocks suggestions of such offensive terms as “penis” whilst freely allowing anything connected with “breasts.”

A policy it applies increasingly widely – except of course to huge sites busily hawking vast amounts of porn on the side, or sites which have been accused of harbouring all manner of illegal content.

And of course, the suggestions it offers up remain as bizarre as ever

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    Avatar of Plagus777
    Comment by Plagus777
    10:12 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    this means this site is doing everything right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would Google's reluctance to show results of Sankaku Complex have anything to do with the advertising content in the sidebars? I've been a reader of Sankaku Complex for about a year and a half and have noticed the advertising content has gotten decidedly raunchier than I remember a while back.

    Just saying.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    13:49 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I can google the names of any of those porno and find them. I can find a million porn sites through google. I can also find 4chan threads (even if they're long 404'd). So I doubt that has much to do with it.
    Frankly I dont even know if it -is- censored because I can still find Sankaku on google and so can a handful of people here. Unless it varies by region, which would be interesting.

    Not that I really know why anyone would need google to find sankaku in the first place.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    10:14 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dunno about anything else, but I just googled Sankaku Complex and the whole first page had the site itself, some articles from the site, and the Channel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No problems here, either. It's amazing to me how quickly people can get so completely rabid at mere suggestion. I tried on three separate unconnected networks in private browsing (no cache) modes with SafeSearch enabled. Sankaku Complex shows up on the auto-suggest after typing "sankak" and the results themselves are correct & complete (site, forums, chan, etc.).

    Misspelling the search term ("sankaku compelx") also auto-corrects itself ("Showing results for sankaku complex.") No sign of censorship here.

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    Comment by Alejandro Castro
    09:51 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a morons!

    But that´s no matter, there are another search motors, Sankaku are a great site and the people find it for itself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:18 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would they censor the word Sankaku? It doesn't get any more obscure than that. No one says, I want to find a website on Japanese culture and immediately think to type Sankaku.

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    Comment by soullessman
    11:10 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well at least breast isn't censored yer

    Comment by PhillB
    10:40 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda saw that one coming.

    The more popular you get, the more you have to care about your image. Too bad anyway.

    I'm sorry about Google-tan. She's cute.

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    Comment by thanto_
    10:45 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Works fine for me. []

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are you talking about? I just searched google for Sankaku and it was not censored.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's gonna get to a point where google becomes so censorship-heavy that something else's gonna come in and sideswipe it.

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    Comment by LanceRayne
    06:53 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i JUST went to the google main page typed in "sankak" got this page as the FIRST site. i must have my google set at "GIVE ME MAH DAMN PORN" on..
    i love this site.
    keep up the outstanding work
    *resumes fapping to conntent*

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    Comment by Abel Liegod
    07:51 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Google will end up censoring itself o.o

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    08:35 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    strange i can use google as a means of coming here. don't know why they even bother censoring this site since there are already many different kinds of this site like 2ch for example.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They can't censor this website, because they don't have the power to alter it's content.

    Did you mean: self-censorship?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised this website has operated thus far without one of those 18 year old disclaimer things given where this site is hosted as well as the content currently available here. I would think the advertisements alone would warrant the disclaimer...maybe that's why?

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    Comment by Artefact

    Mature content pages do have a disclaimer. The front page is similar in explicitness to what you might find on the front page of Bild (there are nipple baring ladies on its front page right now) - one of Europe's top circulation newspapers, and one which is sold openly and has no disclaimer at all on its site.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mature content isn't limited to pictures. Even if you were to disregard comments, there is enough "non-mature" text content to give my grandmother a heart attack, which is more than enough for google.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can agree to that, it's like with megaman battle network 2 when they said "damn" and "hell" parents made complaints about that.

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    Comment by Imyou
    08:44 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm still perfectly capable of finding the site with "sankaku" with safesearch off as always. This sounds like an issue not of denying the site exists, but not suggesting visitors visit what is - for a large proportion - a porn site.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why are people bitching about what a privately-owned company does with its own website?

    Butthurt much?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:18 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Google become like Apple. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm... I found SanCom via Google when I was looking for song lyrics. "Sankaku" just happened to be part of them.

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    Comment by kdoduay
    00:45 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Google is a search engine ...not papa ,so it his duty to give something we wanna find,right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If i search sankaku, is the 1st link at the top of the page.... Normal search settings. With porn links all on the side of this site, its should'nt be a quick link if you have parental controls cranked up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 23/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sankaku complex is 2d/3d porn, which is bad in a suggest search. It's like I won't want to see "porn/sex" show up in the suggest list.

    Firefox's historic search is equally bad though.

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    Comment by Dani
    15:26 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't matter how they try. Sankakucomplex will always be the best porn/picture site ever.

    I see better safe pictures then safebooru has.
    Better porn pictures then gelbooru/megabooru/danbooru has combined
    and Easier tag finding.

    For instance, if I want cunnilingus, I type in cunn and boom, it pops up.

    I love this site more then any other porn site.

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    Comment by Zippydsmlee
    09:58 22/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    BAH! they are just jealous of the site traffic you get!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:58 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i searched for "sankaku" on google and the site is still the first one in the search :)

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    Comment by Syobon
    08:46 22/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just searched and I can't see Sankaku in the first page o.o
    on the second it appears.

    the first link belongs to twitter lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm going to just scroll past all the people frothing at the mouth who didn't read the article properly.

    Until Google actually removes you from their search results, they're really not 'censoring' you in any significant way. Maybe make an article then if we're ever so lucky instead of blowing the insignificant out of proportion.

    "autosuggested searches using unfiltered results now resolutely refuse to acknowledge the presence of “sankaku” in the English language"

    That's probably because "sankaku" isn't part of the English language.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sankaku isn't in the english language, just because you can say it doesn't mean it is. These tards didn't read the whole thing and are going "OMG THEY CENSOR A SITE BY NOT LETTING IT AUTO POP". When they sorry "Sorry google will not show this site" or if they redirect you then you can cry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:10 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe it's all the porn?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    thats ok, i dont use google to start with, and i have this site saved in my favorites anyways. i come here at least once a day....but often more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    in my opinio is scary how googgle is trying to decide what we should see.
    I used in the past days to look for svii century related stuff, and while in the past it was a powerful tool, now it directed me to nothing but countless pages of junk.
    i really think we need a new search engine created and drop google. let's see how the like that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:33 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    personally i think you are just throwing a hissy fit because they wont auto complete in the search to keep things safe for kids, i bet if you removed all the porn and hentai here you can be back up on the auto complete section.

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    08:30 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sir if you ever, suggest removing Sankaku "material" again, you will face the death cries of millions of otakus the world over.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:34 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh shit, just tried and you're actually right :o

    that's crazy... fukkin moralfag...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:22 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you guys hate censorship get rid of the rating system. Someone says something you don't like you rank it down till it's gone(at least on other sites).

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aryan is turkey milk dring ; (

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    searching sankaku complex on google seems to be giving me this website itself. Google decided that maybe it wasn't such a good idea to anger trolls?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still got "Sankaku Complex" as a search suggestion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sankaku complex still works on google
    maybe blocked in the USA

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:26 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, because I'm in the USA and I typed in just "san" and the first thing the autosuggest brought up was Sankaku Complex.

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    Comment by Fapping Time
    06:38 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    a day with no sankaku is like a day where I don't hit a fat-ass blunt...
    that shit just ain't gonna take place...

    just want to say, love this site and love all the peeps that use it as their playground, even the anon retards...

    oh yeah, fuck google...
    wish the bastards would quit taking pics of my fucking house and putting them on google earth...

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    Comment by Haruhi
    02:24 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Google doesn't like sex.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:14 21/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The people who control it never got any and are sad, sad people ); for them

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    Comment by Schrobby
    04:12 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't like google. ^_^

    Comment by pacino man
    03:31 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Herro japanese, how arr you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:18 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sure they feel good since they're doing your butt right now.

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