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A BBC editor got a notice from Google saying that his article about Stan O'Neal, one of the Merrill Lynch execs that share some of the responsibility for the 2008 financial crisis, has been removed from their search results thanks to the new European court ruling. So now these are the top Google search results for Stan O'Neal (after Wikipedia, which also mentions his culpability and also the Google action):

Google purges negative press coverage of former Wall Street CEO from search results

Google hides a Wall Street pariah

Google Alerts Press About Right To Be Forgotten Removals, Putting Those Stories Back In The News

Well, that didn't work!

Update: The original BBC editor now says Stan O'Neal may not be the person who requested the Google Memory Hole, but it's impossible to say. If so, that really sucks for O'Neal.

By fnord12 | July 2, 2014, 4:40 PM | Liberal Outrage


i clicked all of those links again.

judges need to stop making rulings on things they have no clue about. right to be forgotten? should we burn all the newspaper archives in the world, too?