Monday, February 25, 2008

Did Google Earth "Slander" An Israeli Town?
The above link is to a recent article in the International Herald Tribune, which reports that an Israeli town is suing Google for slander because it allowed a Google Earth user to insert a note that the town was built on a former Arab village. There are a variety of possible takes on this matter if in fact a lawsuit was filed. For example, one can wonder why is Google a party, since it did not add the note, it simply provided a forum? Or one can question whether a town can bring a lawsuit for slander? For my part, I am just surprised that someone even came up with the idea for this lawsuit.

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