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Google not obligated to check websites for defamatory content, German court rules

FRANKFURT: Google is not obligated to ensure websites are free from defamatory content before displaying links to them in search results, Germany’s highest court ruled on Tuesday. The case, which comes in the context of debate about the so-called “right to be forgotten”, had been brought by two individuals seeking Google to prevent its search engine from displaying links to websites on which they were verbally attacked by other internet users. They wanted Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, to set up search filters to keep…