uk: Google sued over defamatory postings found on web search

Google is being sued by a London businessman in a landmark legal action that could hold the US-based company liable for the publication of inaccurate, malicious or damaging material on the internet.The case, the first of its kind in the UK that seeks to make search engines responsible for the content of the internet – could trigger severe restrictions on the free flow of information on the web.Last night, internet experts warned that if the action was successful it would mean Google could be held liable for the content of 11.5 billion web pages.

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