17 Apr '13, 3pm

Google Fined $3,100 For Slanderous Search Suggestion in Japan

Google Fined $3,100 For Slanderous Search Suggestion in Japan

A Japanese court has fined Google $3,100 for the uncensored results shown in its autocomplete feature that linked an innocent man to crime, AFP reported. This case has been going on for some time. A Japanese man. who remains anonymous, complained to the Tokyo District Court after he discovered that his name was being linked to a crime he didn't commit in Google's autocomplete feature. Clicking on the results apparently brought up a website that defamed the anonymous man, according to his lawsuit. He said this implied that he was guilty, although apparently he was not, and said it damaged his social status. He also said that the search results lead to him losing his job, and now he can't find another one. In March, Google was told to change its autocomplete feature , but reports claimed that because Google's search functions aren't based in Japan, the court couldn't make Go...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2262194/Google-Fined...

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