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Google Bans Ads From Sex Themed Websites On AdWords Service

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Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

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MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) – As of Monday, Google no longer serves the ads of websites that promote “graphic sex acts,” according to a CNBC report.

The search giant previously had restrictions on such content being advertised on the AdWords service, but not a full ban.

CNBC obtained a copy of the notification sent weeks ago to businesses.

“Beginning in the coming weeks, we’ll no longer accept ads that promote graphic depictions of sexual acts including, but not limited to, hardcore pornography; graphic sexual acts including sex acts such as masturbation; genital, anal, and oral sexual activity.”

Industry professionals told the network that the move caught them by surprise. It was not immediately clear how many companies were affected by the move.

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