German Lawsuit Targets Google's Autocomplete Feature

The former first lady of Germany, Bettina Wulff, filed a lawsuit against Google in a Hamburg court afterGoogle’s autocomplete function would helpfully but perhaps slanderously suggest such search phrases as “Bettina Wulff prostitute” and “Bettina Wulff escort.” Her suit signals the latest effort to force the Internet giant to play the role of online referee, following close behind Google’s decision to block an inflammatory anti-Muslim video from YouTube in certain countries.