Last Friday (21), a google browser File an appeal against the 2020 decision asking her to pay 40 million US dollars See an attorney and remove an article deemed defamatory. The company stated that compliance with this decision will lead to a “censorship” from Internet.
The controversy began in 2016, when attorney George Deferos asked Google to delete a 2004 article in The Age newspaper — which is still in print. Available. The article alleged that Defteros had been accused of involvement in a Series of murders Held in Melbourne, Australia.
Google argued in the appeal that it could not be as responsible as the publisher of The Age.source: Reproduction: Nathana Rebouças / Unsplash
However, what actually happened was that the attorney was representing two clients involved in the crime. Charges against George Defteros Withdrawn in 2005But the article remained on the site and in Google Drive. At that time, six years ago, the attorney filed the lawsuit.
On the appeal, Google says it can’t be as responsible as Editor do the journal The Age, who effectively published the article is defamatory. According to the company, “the search result alone does not convey a defamatory contribution to the author.”
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