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How 'parasitic' Google's 'We're journalists!' court defence was stamped into oblivion

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"get those taken down"

Sorry, that would be the wrong solution. There are reason why a simple index lacking context should not report in a misleading way an original source which, in the right context, is perfectly OK, and thereby there's no reason to remove it.

It's just like you don't destroy each and every copy of a nasty book, which could be of value to scholars to understand what went wrong in the past, but maybe its contents should not appear as the best result if you search for anything related, without any context.

Or maybe if someone looks for "suicide" is better to return results about how to get help, and not info about poisons, etc - which in their own could be useful, i.e. how to identify poisoning and how to deal with it.

"Popularity" is not the right way to index everything - especially when it can have dire consequences.

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