Man wins right to sue Google over search results he claims are defamatory

An Australian man is allowed to sue Google for the role he says it played in defaming him, at least according to a ruling from Australia’s High Court. Milorad “Michael” Trkulja says a photograph of him appears when one searches for “Melbourne criminal underworld.” Trkulja, who was shot in the back in 2004, claims that photos of him circulated at the time are the ones apparently linking him to the search. Searches for “Melbourne criminal underworld” certainly turn up his picture now, given it’s attached to news stories about the topic. According to an ABC report, Trkulja previously sued Google successfully…

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