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Pianist Uses EU ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Rules To Censor Bad Reviews

by | 4th, November 2014

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WHEN did the internet become all about promoting censorship?

In 2010, Dejan Lazic got a mildly critical review in the Washington Post and now he wants it taken down so people who google him won’t see it anymore.

Lazi adheres to the EU’s “right to be forgotten”. In August 2014,  Google removed 12 BBC News stories  from its search engine under the EU’s controversial ‘right to be forgotten’ law. Robert Peston, the BBC’s former economics editor, criticised Google in July for removing a blog he had written.

The truth is out there. It’s just a lot harder to find.

Whose truth is right: the composer’s or the critic’s? And more critically, who gets to decide?

It’s a question that goes far beyond law or ethics, frankly it’s also baldly

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