Friday, October 30, 2015

Google's dealing with "right to be forgotten" down under as well

If you thought Europe was sufficient annoying with its "right to be forgotten" that forces Google to censor results to "undesirable content", how about finding out that the same thing is spreading to the other side of the world, to Australia?

Yes, Australian courts are saying Google is responsible for linking to defamatory websites, and also pushing that such results - which Google removed from its country specific search page - should be instead removed worldwide, and not just in Australia.

This definitely raises several intriguing questions. If the will of one country is enough to affect the results of Google in the rest of the world, what sort of excuse will these people do should North Korea also require Google to censor all results pertaining to it's country, or any other country for that matter?

Sure, I can imagine there are lots of sites that may have unwanted and false statements on the internet. But if you have any issue with it, you should go after the sites and not a search engine who happens to be simply doing its job: finding what you're looking for.

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