Google Successfully Sued Over Auto-Complete Libel

Google Successfully Sued Over Auto-Complete Libel
technology

Erroneous results give users another reason to find an alternative method for search.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 6 april 2011

Courts in Italy have awarded damages to an Italian man who noticed that when search users typed his name into Google, the words “con man” and “fraud” would appear in the auto-complete automated search form. In response the tech corp said:

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