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Old April 30th, 2012 #1
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Default Google Sued for Suggesting Rupert Murdoch and Other Celebrities Are Jewish

Google Sued for Suggesting Rupert Murdoch and Other Celebrities Are Jewish
French organization says Google search engine's auto-complete is anti-Semitic.

10:29 AM PDT 4/30/2012 by Eriq Gardner


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Google has been hit with a lawsuit in France for suggesting that certain celebrities, including News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, are "Jewish."

Since 2008, Google has been attempting to anticipate what its users will type into search boxes with its "Suggest" feature, but lawyers for SOS Racisme, a French organization that fights discrimination, say that by connecting persons with an often persecuted religious minority, the web giant is overseeing “the creation of what is probably the biggest Jewish file in history.”

According to local press reports, there's a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in the lawsuit. The plaintiff is contending that Google's users are confronted daily with unsolicited and systematic associations between famous people and their Jewishness.

This isn't the first time that Google has gotten in trouble in France for the way it auto-completes what users type into search boxes.

In 2009, Google was hit with two verdicts in cases that questioned whether companies were defamed when it was "suggested" these companies were associated with the French word for "scam."

One of those companies emerged victorious when a judge declared that no algorithm could justify the prejudice caused by Google. The other company got a judge to declare that Google could be found liable because the company had informed Google of the situation, meaning Google had no safe harbor from liability. The judges, though, were split on whether to order changes. The judge in the latter case cited free speech.

Google has a page that explains its policies on its autocomplete feature. The company notes some instances where no predicted searches appear for a particular word or topic. One such instance is when "The search term violates our autocomplete policies." Google says it excludes "a narrow class of search queries related to pornography, violence, hate speech and copyright infringement."

The Jewish association isn't merely reserved to France, by the way. According to our review, on the U.S. site, Rupert Murdoch is suggested with "Twitter," "scandal" and, yes, "Jewish."
 
Old April 30th, 2012 #2
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Google Sued for Suggesting Rupert Murdoch and Other Celebrities Are Jewish
French organization says Google search engine's auto-complete is anti-Semitic.

10:29 AM PDT 4/30/2012 by Eriq Gardner


Rupert Murdoch

Google has been hit with a lawsuit in France for suggesting that certain celebrities, including News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, are "Jewish."

Since 2008, Google has been attempting to anticipate what its users will type into search boxes with its "Suggest" feature, but lawyers for SOS Racisme, a French organization that fights discrimination, say that by connecting persons with an often persecuted religious minority, the web giant is overseeing “the creation of what is probably the biggest Jewish file in history.”

According to local press reports, there's a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in the lawsuit. The plaintiff is contending that Google's users are confronted daily with unsolicited and systematic associations between famous people and their Jewishness.

This isn't the first time that Google has gotten in trouble in France for the way it auto-completes what users type into search boxes.

In 2009, Google was hit with two verdicts in cases that questioned whether companies were defamed when it was "suggested" these companies were associated with the French word for "scam."

One of those companies emerged victorious when a judge declared that no algorithm could justify the prejudice caused by Google. The other company got a judge to declare that Google could be found liable because the company had informed Google of the situation, meaning Google had no safe harbor from liability. The judges, though, were split on whether to order changes. The judge in the latter case cited free speech.

Google has a page that explains its policies on its autocomplete feature. The company notes some instances where no predicted searches appear for a particular word or topic. One such instance is when "The search term violates our autocomplete policies." Google says it excludes "a narrow class of search queries related to pornography, violence, hate speech and copyright infringement."

The Jewish association isn't merely reserved to France, by the way. According to our review, on the U.S. site, Rupert Murdoch is suggested with "Twitter," "scandal" and, yes, "Jewish."
The interesting bit is that Murdoch has never come clean and clearly stated that he isn't Jewish.H's always skirted the question by giving evasive, vague responses that could be interpreted either way.

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"Over the years, some of my wildest critics seem to have assumed I am Jewish. At the same time, some of my closest friends wish I were. So let me set the record straight: I live in New York. I have a wife who craves Chinese food. And people I trust tell me I practically invented the word ‘chutzpah,’” the non-Jewish Murdoch recently told the American Jewish Committee.
 
Old April 30th, 2012 #3
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Google Sued for Suggesting Rupert Murdoch and Other Celebrities Are Jewish
French organization says Google search engine's auto-complete is anti-Semitic.

10:29 AM PDT 4/30/2012 by Eriq Gardner


Rupert Murdoch

Google has been hit with a lawsuit in France for suggesting that certain celebrities, including News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, are "Jewish."

Since 2008, Google has been attempting to anticipate what its users will type into search boxes with its "Suggest" feature, but lawyers for SOS Racisme, a French organization that fights discrimination, say that by connecting persons with an often persecuted religious minority, the web giant is overseeing “the creation of what is probably the biggest Jewish file in history.”

According to local press reports, there's a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in the lawsuit. The plaintiff is contending that Google's users are confronted daily with unsolicited and systematic associations between famous people and their Jewishness.

This isn't the first time that Google has gotten in trouble in France for the way it auto-completes what users type into search boxes.

In 2009, Google was hit with two verdicts in cases that questioned whether companies were defamed when it was "suggested" these companies were associated with the French word for "scam."

One of those companies emerged victorious when a judge declared that no algorithm could justify the prejudice caused by Google. The other company got a judge to declare that Google could be found liable because the company had informed Google of the situation, meaning Google had no safe harbor from liability. The judges, though, were split on whether to order changes. The judge in the latter case cited free speech.

Google has a page that explains its policies on its autocomplete feature. The company notes some instances where no predicted searches appear for a particular word or topic. One such instance is when "The search term violates our autocomplete policies." Google says it excludes "a narrow class of search queries related to pornography, violence, hate speech and copyright infringement."

The Jewish association isn't merely reserved to France, by the way. According to our review, on the U.S. site, Rupert Murdoch is suggested with "Twitter," "scandal" and, yes, "Jewish."
I don't see how adding the word 'jewish' to the end of a persons name in a search engine becomes racist anymore than putting 'Taylor Swift white' is.

When people search the same thing over and over again how does it become the search engines fault for completing it for people? If people want to know if a website is a scam they type in 'is google a scam'. If enough people want to know it will complete it for them. There are to many Lawyers and to many undereducated liberal faggot loving judges.

Dear Judges and Lawyers: Suck muh balls.
 
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