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Argentine Court Blocks Google 'Suggested' Searches

Publication Date: 
May 19, 2011

Fellow Ryan Calo is quoted in a story on about an injunction which blocks Google from "suggesting" searches in Argentina that lead to websites deemed as anti-Semitic, and the effect it will have on people in the country.

An Argentine court this week granted an injunction that blocks internet giant Google from "suggesting" searches that lead to certain sites that have been deemed anti-Semitic, and removes the sites from the search engine's index.

The injunction, filed by DAIA, an umbrella organization of Argentina's Jewish community, also prohibits Google from advertising on the stated websites.


"It's a slippery slope. I don't think that the people of Argentina are harmed by the inability to see anti-Semitic content, but I think that the best answer is counter-speech,"said Ryan Calo, a researcher at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.