Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

    The European Union's new law giving people a "right to be forgotten," which requires Google to remove links to information about them, is having exactly the effect its critics predicted: It is censoring the internet, giving new tools that help the rich and powerful (and ordinary folk) hide negative information about them, and letting criminals make their histories disappear.

    It's exactly like the "memory holes" in George Orwell's "1984," in which Big Brother's minions burn information that the government wants people to forget.
     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special