An Australian court ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker US$515,000, saying its failure to take down a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory campaign” of videos drove him out of politics. Photo: AFP
An Australian court ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker US$515,000, saying its failure to take down a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory campaign” of videos drove him out of politics. Photo: AFP
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‘Nothing less than hate speech’: Google ordered to pay Australian politician US$515,000 over defamatory YouTube videos

  • Australian court ordered Google pay John Barilaro US$515,000 saying its failure to take down a YouTuber’s ‘racist, abusive’ videos drove him out of politics
  • Monday’s ruling is one of the first where Google was deemed an active publisher – via YouTube – of content that defamed an elected official

An Australian court ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker US$515,000, saying its failure to take down a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory campaign” of videos drove him out of politics. Photo: AFP
An Australian court ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker US$515,000, saying its failure to take down a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory campaign” of videos drove him out of politics. Photo: AFP
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