Around the world, we have seen organizations and individuals attack search engines. Model Maria Belen Rodriguez has filed a lawsuit against Google and Yahoo over search results linking her to porn sites. Equustek Solutions in Canada requested that Google remove search results linked to a rival’s 300+ websites.
In the wake of recent European decisions on the “right to be forgotten”, a new website has been launched. Called hidden from Googlethe content of this site includes some of the censored search terms, censored links and source:
According The Telegraphwebsite does not list links Google removed articles from The Telegraph “including images relating to Max Mosely’s 2008 court case and an article about former Bar Leader Robert Sayer”.
The “About” section of the website explains the purpose of Hidden From Google:
The purpose of this site is to list all links that are censored by search engines due to the recent ‘right to be forgotten’ decision in the EU.
This list is a means of archiving censorship actions on the Internet. It is up to the reader to decide whether our freedoms are respected or violated by recent EU decisions.
Readers are also encouraged to submit additional links or provide feedback on what has been posted.
This website stands against censorship and our right to information. While hidden from Google might not seem like much, it makes a pretty bold political statement.