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(VENTUREBEAT) Google is taking a firm stance on revenge porn by announcing that they’ll honor requests for removal related to naked or “sexually explicit” photos of a person shared without their consent.

In the coming weeks the company will post a web form where people can request to have content of this nature removed.

For the uninitiated, revenge porn is a practice where your ex-beau posts or sends nudie pictures of you to a website like Myex.com in an act of revenge (for all the pain!) against you. Sites that accept this material often charge money to have that material taken down.

Google says that it will regard revenge porn-related requests the same way it treats any requests to take down search results pertaining to sensitive or personal information, like Social Security numbers and bank account information.

It also acknowledges that this measure won’t kill revenge porn, but that it might help to lower its profile.

Google is one of a growing number of companies taking issue with revenge porn. In March, Twitter banned revenge porn from its site.