India's number one social networking site "Orkut" has introduced a "safety filter" that automatically filters out adult content such as sexually suggestive phrases or images.
The filter has been introduced in India, and is turned on by default for all the users. Google plans to introduce it in other countries in the next few weeks.
The new filter monitors and filters the content that may violate Orkut's community standards. The new filter will likely vary from country to country or from one household to another. Users have the option to turn off the filter.
With the "Safety Filter" on, If a user come across the content such as photos or text that they may find unacceptable, they will receive a warning and the specific content will be replaced by special icons.
However, according to Orkut, no filter is fully accurate and so users may come across a page that they think should be blocked. Users can flag it as usual and let Orkut know.