Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday April 16, 2013

Google Loses Autocomplete Defamation Suit In Japan

I wonder if this is going to open the floodgates for lawsuits against Google now? Auto-completes are actually kinda funny. Want to know what kind of employee you are? Google "Am I an asset?" Every time I get to a-s-s it autocompletes the word with "hole." big grin

The man claimed that when Google users begin typing his name, the search engine would automatically suggest criminal acts he did not commit. The links would produce articles slandering him, he said. The plaintiff said that along with the autocomplete function slandering him, he unexpectedly lost his job and was repeatedly rejected when he applied for other work.