Google hit with $208K fine over alleged defamation

Google has lost a defamation lawsuit in Australia.
An Australian court today ordered Google to pay 200,000 Australian dollars ($208,760) to Milorad Trkulja for showing search results that might have caused users to link him to mobsters. The AFP was first to report on the judgment.
Trkulja, an entertainment promoter, was shot in the back in 2004. After that shooting, Google search results related to his name referenced organized crime. Trkulja’s attorney requested the links be removed from Google’s search in 2009, saying that they were “grossly defamatory.”
In court, a jury agreed with…

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