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Wife of former German President files ‘defamation lawsuit’ against Google over ‘prostitute’ search result

Source:http://www.indianexpress.com/news/wife-of-former-german-prez-files-defamation-lawsuit-against-google-over-prostitute-search-result/1001148/


Bettina Wulff, the wife of the former German President Christian
Wulff, has sued web giant Google in a legal action to stop rumours about
her private life.
Wulff, in her defamation lawsuit against Google, claimed that
when the name Bettina Wulff is typed into Google's search engine, it
suggested search terms included the words "prostitute" and "red light
district".
Wulff has denied that she has ever worked as a prostitute.
However, Google said that the auto-generated text reflects what others are already searching for online, the BBC reports.
Wulff has spent over two years fighting allegations she was once employed as an escort, a German newspaper noted.
“Her lawyers have already issued 34 successful cease-and-desist
orders, including one against a prominent German television personality
this weekend,” the paper said.
The same paper said a defamation suit was launched against Google last week.
Head of PR for Google Germany, Kay Oberbeck, said the site's
search terms were "algorithmically generated" and "include the
popularity of the entered search terms".
"All terms that appear have been previously entered by Google users," he added in a statement.


Added: Sep-11-2012 Occurred On: Sep-11-2012
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  • Well, was she a prostitute?

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  • She's hot..
    Time to google "Bettina Wulff NUDE"

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  • That's the price of fame.
    Now she just made it even more prevalent by pushing the issue. I never even heard of her, so I Googled "Bettina Wulff" and came up with even newer results.

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  • Idiot, another person who doesn't understand how the Streisand effect works

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

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  • So a prostitute is angry because she's being called a prostitute? I don't get it.

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    • @azat
      she isnt and never was. Thats the point.

      Fact remains, just because this is the way the google algorythims work doesnt mean it has to be right.

      Just assume you would be labeled a murderer and then the charges get dropped. Would you like your future employers to always see the "murder" entry first when researching your background? I doubt it.

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  • Shes bothered because some of them are true. Dumb hoe. Damn ima get sued, why did i put that.

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  • idiot should educate herself how google auto suggestion works before embarrassing herself by filing frivolous lawsuit.

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  • boo boo?

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  • DRAMA girl..

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  • What a stuck up twat.

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  • The lady does have a case against Google which is storing and correlating offensive language toward her, and presenting it as search suggestions to other people. This is not the same as just providing search results.

    Don't forget that Google already sensors lots of information, for instance due to copyright infringement claims.

    "Don't be evil"??

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    • @72_virgins_no_more

      Google is aleady being evil by deciding to censor terms and sites it arbitrarily deems people aught not to be able to see. You are a moron to support an expansion of such censorship, especially when this case only involves someone's inflated ego being hurt.

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  • The thing is, she is about to release her biography. Of course she wants to get in the media again before that.
    But the real sad thing is, that it actually works what she is trying.

    There are a few pictures of her "former self" of an old escort site with of course hidden face. There you can see moles on her chest that are exactly the same position as she has in new official pictures. Also her body looks very similar and the little of her face you can see also looks very similar.

    Now, More..

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    • @coolhund http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/688/49773875.png/sr=1

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    • @Buzz1964
      Yeah thats what I meant, but there was actually the website in a cache somewhere with much higher resolution so you could see those marked spots for yourself. It really is 1:1, and that is quite impossible if its supposed to be a different person.

      I could care less if she was a prostitute, but I do care about that shes lying about it. Not to mention that she lied before with her husband about much more serious topics.

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    • @coolhund

      No, I rather assume she wanted to proactively make sure that no such false accusations are being made again when releasing her biography.

      Besides, the "mole" theory is a ridiculous as the whole gossip itself. Judging by her family background she would have never had to resort to prostituion. This was laughable right from the beginning and anyone should be sued to death for making such harsh accusations without proof.

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    • @Simba1
      There are enough women who "dont have to resort to" prostitution and still do it, especially that "escort" stuff, where normally only men are met that earn good money or maybe even have lots of power. For example thats a way for some women to find the best suited man. And some (GASP!) even do it for fun! But as I said, I dont care about that at all. Its the lies that I care about, and shes only proving again that she has been lying all along.

      You havent explained why More..

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  • Same on bing.

    http://www.bing.com/search?setmkt=en-US&q=Bettina+Wulff

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=bettina+wulff+prostituierte&qs=AS&form=QBRE&pq=bettina+wulff&sc=8-13&sp=3&sk=SQ1AS1

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    LOL.

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  • big time whore

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  • She must have gargled a ton of sperm from the blacks in that country :)

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