'Autocomplete' lands Google in Italian court

Google found guilty of 'defamation' against Italian businessman.

The case, brought by an anonymous Italian businessman working in financial services, stated that autocomplete suggestions erroneously linked his name with the words 'fraud' and 'fraudster'.

Google's arguments that it was a 'neutral' hosting service, were rejected.  Instead, the court found that the content was produced by Google, albeit automatically.

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