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Google Deletes Factually BBC Article About Stan O’Neal The Former CEO Of Merrill Lynch.

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A new law gives people a right to be forgotten on online search engines.

Google under the direction of the European law removed links to a BBC article about Stan O’Neal, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch. O’Neal led Merrill Lynch in the mid-2000s, When the nations financial crisis hit, Merrill’s losses were so great the bank had to be sold to Bank of America. O’Neal lost his job, but he exited with a 61.5 million golden parachute.

The post was completely factual but left out many important details highlighting how poorly the bank was run.

Having it removed from Google doesn’t undo the fact that it happened. But there is a new generation of investment bankers who grasp will be ever more slightly weaker due to this new law.

BBC writer Robert Peston says: “There is an argument that in removing the blog, Google is confirming the fears of many in the industry that the ‘right to be forgotten’ will be abused to curb freedom of expression and to suppress legitimate journalism that is in the public interest,”

The law does not isolate just the rich and powerful. It includes any level of humanity so soon you may be seeing pedophiles, terrorist, killers, and more being removed from the world’s databases.


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