Germany orders Google to ‘clean’ autocomplete function

Google’s function linked firm and owner to ‘Scientology’ and ‘fraud’


Google must clean its autocomplete system if it shows offensive or defamatory terms, a German court ruled on 14 May.

The founder of an unidentified company selling nutritional supplements, identified only as R.S, issued a complaint against the search engine, claiming that when the name of the company and his name were typed on Google's German site it suggested links to "Scientology" and "fraud".

According to an statement about the ruling, an individual's pr...


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