August 15, 2011 10:17 PM | By Eric Mack, PCWorld.com
Ten most ridiculous lawsuits of the 21st century

Defamation by Google Suggest



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The search giant has had a hard time convincing international courts that its autocomplete suggestions for search queries are harmless. Google lost two cases in France when Suggest added the French word for "scam" to a French organization's name, and another when "rapist" and "Satanist" appeared next to the plaintiff's name.

Google lost similar cases in Italy and Argentina, and an Irish hotel owner has filed another claiming that a Google autocomplete option indicates that the establishment is in receivership.

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