Israeli Town Sues Google for Slander Over Map

An Israeli town is suing Internet giant Google for slander, a local official said, because a feature of its worldwide map service shows the town was built on the ruins of an Arab village. Officials from the town, Kiryat Yam, deny they displaced Arabs during the war that followed Israel's creation in 1948, and Google is defending the practice of allowing any surfer to change information in its files.

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