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  1. Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

    Hadeed's complaint further alleged that the negative comments were defamatory because they falsely stated that Hadeed had provided shoddy service to each reviewer. A U.S.court has ordered local business review website Yelp to reveal the names of...

  2. SES San Francisco Keynote: Google's Matt Cutts & Patrick Thomas on Search Engine Censorship

    In the case of removing pages from its index due to defamatory content, Google must deal with issues of he said, she said, or even this country said, that country said. Image Credit: Simon Heseltine Designing a search engine is no easy task.

  3. Google Still Taking a Beating Over Max Mosley S&M Party Search Results

    That case was brought about when a plaintiff said defamatory autocomplete results linked him to fraud. In all these cases, the plaintiffs claimed the defamatory content presented in Google search results was false.

  4. Crowdsourcing Gone Wrong: How Brands Can Avoid Messy Marketing Mistakes

    If you truly want to make sure that the crowd can submit what they want, then you need to ensure that you firstly have the T&C's in place that inform users that you have the right to take down anything derogatory, defamatory or just plain dumb.

  5. Google Reports Surge in Government Takedown Requests

    More than 30 percent of requests come from members of government hoping to remove defamatory content, according to Google's Transparency Report. From July to December 2012 Google received 2,285 government requests to remove content from its...

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

    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.

  7. Google Instant - 10 Things Marketing Teams Need to Know

    Meaning that defamatory phrases or 'adults only' phrases will not be offered as predictions. What was announced was arguably the biggest change in the user interface (UI) of search engine results pages since search engines were invented and one of...