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Looks like Google is being used put to more uses than what was first thought of it as and Pakistan is in the news for all the wrong reasons, first the ISI and now this! According to a Fox News report Pakistan leads the world in searches for “sex” online. The report claims that Pakistan ranks the highest for porn searches per person across the world. This ranking report was extracted from Google search trends.
Not just that the country also tops in search strings such as ‘horse sex’, since 2004, ‘donkey sex’ since 2007, ‘rape pictures’ and ‘rape sex’ since 2004, ‘child sex’ between 2004 and 2007 and since 2009, ‘animal sex’ since 2004 and ‘dog sex’ since 2005″.
Google Trends is another product from Google that generates data of popular search terms and maps it according to its geographic location based on specific time frames. Google also offers a more advanced version called Google Insights which lets users filter a search to geographic locations, time frames and the nature of a search, including web, images, products and news.
Pakistan ranked No. 1 in all the searches listed above on Google Trends while it ranked No.1 on only some of them in Google Insights. The government so far has banned 17 websites for offensive material and is monitoring seven others.
Fox news queried Google for the accuracy of the reports for which Google said, “We do our best to provide accurate data and to provide insights into broad search patterns, but the results for a given query may contain inaccuracies due to data sampling issues, approximations, or incomplete data for the terms entered,”.
Its interesting how much effort Pakistan puts in to monitoring several sites including Google, Yahoo, Bing, YouTube, Amazon, MSN and Hotmail — for anti-Islamic content. A report was published in Associated Press in June this year.
It must be noted that in a recent incident Pakistan had temporarily banned Facebook in May when Muslim groups protested the “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” page – where users were encouraged to upload pictures of the Prophet Muhammad. So why be a hypocrite?
The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan did not reply to a request for an interview.
You can read the full report here.