Google Reveals Super Injunction Celeb Names

by Andrew Rodgers on 2011/05/14 · 3 comments

in Google Autocomplete,Google Suggest,SEO

I hope I am not in danger of breaching any laws pertaining to the newsworthy UK super injunctions here but surely Google could?
Below are two screen grabs taken today from Google.co.uk showing Google Suggest revealing two names rumored to be the celebrities behind the much talked about super injunctions.
Hugh_Bonneville
Ryan Giggs
The super injunctions stop the press and recently social networking websites from publishing the names of the celebrities involved.

So the injunction pretty much stops anybody from publicising the names. This I do not understand, even this must go against the right for free speech? Surely you would be allowed to shout it from Speakers Corner in Hyde Park – but maybe the video of this would be banned from Youtube?

I am not a lawyer but surely Google Instant is breaching this law by ‘suggesting’ names of the individuals involved?

Any lawyers reading – Hey, I aren’t outing these guys just observing industry trends. (Ryan, Hugh – Shame on you!)

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1 Andrew Heenan 2011/05/17 at 9:49 pm

All you have revealed is the most common Google searches on the topic – in other words, people’s suspicions.

Experience suggests that suspicion and truth never went hand in hand.

Back to the drawing board, methinks. ;o)

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2 Andrew Rodgers 2011/05/19 at 7:42 am

You’re absolutely correct Andrew, Google Suggest offers the most popular searches.
I was merely offering industry insight into a hot topic at the moment.
I wasn’t claiming these individuals were guilty despite it being very likely that they are. So no going back to the drawing board thanks Andrew.

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3 fara 2011/05/20 at 7:26 pm

the fact that he is now suing twitter kind of points the red arrow at the ‘unnamed footballer’…guilty…. stupid fellow.

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