British media complain about censorship after removing links by Google




Removing links from the search results by Google under pressure from European legislation creates unrest in the British media. Among others, the BBC, The Guardian and Mail Online talk about censorship after the links are removed. To Articles

Associated Press reports that the BBC has disappear. a blog posting of an economy editor recently from Google search results The blog was about the former CEO of the U.S. investment bank Merrill Lynch, Stan O’Neal. The CEO was it firmly criticized . Although it is not certain whether the former head of Merrill Lynch’s removal request submitted or anyone else, suggests BBC journalist Robert Peston that removing the link from Google’s story has become the general Internet public. virtually untraceable

The Guardian states that there are six links have been removed, while MailOnline four articles could no longer be found. European sites in Google for articles by the search giant The British media speak of censorship: “It’s like you walk into a library and books will burn you do not like,” said Martin Clarke, publisher of Mail Online.

Google, which has now received more than 50,000 requests remove says it is still working to perform. Ruling of the European Court, in which the “right to be forgotten ‘was determined in a proper manner The search engine company says listen to feedback and with regulators to see how to react. Requests to remove

The U.S. Internet giant has previously fiercely opposed the undo requirement, but is forced to watch the verdict. To every request The removed links remain, moreover, the U.S. version of the engine just yet discoverable. Also consider Google to place which links have been removed and warns site owners after a certain link is deleted. communication on each search results page Google Netherlands shows moreover know that it has received, with the average for almost four URLs per request goes. 4209 undo requests so far

In the UK it is not just anxiety about removing links from Google. The organization Open Rights Group who speaks out against the requirement for providers to implement filters states that found that nearly one in five sites is blocked out an investigation. Underneath was a large number of sites that do not should not be blocked. Through a website an Internet user can check whether a particular URL or not stopped.


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