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Warriors for Innocence Returns

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]sailormac)

I work for a travel industry trade publication. We promote hits to our Web sites via Google ads, which, apparently, show up on LJ free accounts (I've had a paid one almost as long as I've had LJ).

On Monday morning, I found the following in my work E-mail:

From: warriorsforinnocence@gmail.com
Subject: Your Company’s Ad Appears on a Child Sex/Rape Site
Date: June 16, 2007 8:45:01 PM EDT

Dear [name of publication] Staff,

I have found a [name of publication] ad on a very inappropriate web page, in close proximity to such subjects as Incest, Family Sex, F***ing children, Child Molesting, Child Pornography, and other disturbing topics. I am sure that as a responsible and well respected company, you know nothing about this, as many advertisers on LiveJournal.com do not.

I have taken a screen shot of this disgusting page with your ad on it and will be glad to email it to you if someone will contact me with an email address to which to send it.

There are hundreds of these pages in the LiveJournal community with ads by many unsuspecting companies such as yours. Many of these sites have been reported to LiveJournal, but they choose to allow this content despite a negative reaction to it.

LiveJournal recently launched a campaign, in response to our requests, to suspend many of these inappropriate sites. Unfortunately, they have since changed their minds and have brought many of these sites back online.

I'm afraid that the only way to ensure the safety of your company's reputation is to remove all ad support from LiveJournal. Google Adsense and Google Adwords are the main providers of advertising for LiveJournal. I urge you to contact your advertising departments/managers and have your ads pulled from all of LiveJournal.com.

I can also provide information on how to conduct a search of "objectionable" sites that may contain your ad. I would be happy to work with you in obtaining any information that you need.

I trust that you do not support this and will withdraw your support from LiveJournal.com in order to maintain the reputation you have earned.

I look forward to hearing from you.

WFI team member

We are the only thing that stands between evil and the innocent. We can no longer stay silent or passive- no longer do nothing. ~ http://www.warriorsforinnocence.org/

Yes, apparently, they're back, and this time, they're going after people who use Google Ads.

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