Add the ability to block keywords, not just URLs

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Currently we can block URLs but not keywords.  Certain keywords are easily identified as explicit (e.g., "sex") but others are not (e.g., the names of adult actresses), and it would be useful to block pages containing those keywords without blocking the whole site (e.g., blocking the Facebook page of an adult actress without blocking Facebook entirely).

Thanks!
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Corwin

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Posted 1 year ago

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Robert B, Official Rep

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Corwin,

Thank you for asking about this idea; I'm glad you're thinking about internet safety. When it comes to this specific part of internet safety, I am not aware of a company that provides a reliable tool for blocking keywords. If you discover one, please post it here.

In our case, we believe that accountability provides the greatest value. We believe that filtering URLs has value, but not as much value as accountability does. Filtering keywords would be a totally different ball game. The rules would have to be so nuanced, to make it a good product, that it would take a ton of research and development. The reality of things is that we have to stay focused on delivering our primary service, accountability.

Thanks again for being proactive about online safety.

Robert