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Photo Gallery: The Dangers of Autocomplete

Autocompleting Bettina Wulff Can a Google Function Be Libelous?

Search engines attempt to guess what users are looking for and offer them suggested words. But can these terms constitute defamation? Former German first lady Bettina Wulff says they do, and is suing Google over searches that pair her name with terms like "prostitute." Google maintains it is an automatic mechanism.
Von Stefan Niggemeier
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen