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Google execs may face judge in Italy over teen violence video

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, November 6, 2008
15 years ago2,531 views

But rumors have persisted since July that Google execs might get hauled before a judge in Italy to answer to charges of defamation for a video that briefly appeared on Google Video Italia. Now, sources are saying that charges have been filed against individuals that include Google's Chief Legal Officer in a case where the actual perpetrators may walk.

The problems apparently started in 2006 with a very low-tech hazard: a group of bored teenagers. The teens decided to harass another youth with Down Syndrome, both verbally and by hitting him on the head with a box of tissues. Things went high-tech because one of the kids had a cell phone, and recorded video of the abuse. The kids then put the video online using Google Video Italia.


Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

"The three-minute video itself had an extremely short history at Google Video Italia; complaints were lodged, and it was pulled within a couple of hours."

In this case, the accusation is absurd.

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