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Google Sued by Germany’s Former First Lady for Prostitution-Related Search Suggestions

Google Sued by Germany’s Former First Lady for Prostitution-Related Search Suggestions

Google is facing another lawsuit over their autocomplete search feature. This time, Germany’s former First Lady, Bettina Wulff, is taking the search giant to court. Google refuses to remove defamatory autocomplete suggestions that peg her as a prostitute, yet they have the capacity to block certain terms and remove results, as evidenced by their fight against piracy . In response to rumors during her husband Christian Wulff’s presidency, she filed a sworn affidavit with the German courts denying any involvement in prostitution. Still, Internet users searching for information about her see her name alongside “prostitute,” “escort,” and “red light district,” when typing Bettina Wulff into the Google search bar. Mass-circulation newspaper Bild said Wulff tackles the topic in her upcoming biography. "My pseudonym is supposedly 'Lady Victoria' and my workplace was apparently an...

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