This week, the High Court has ruled Google is not a publisher of the websites it links to in search results, making it not liable for defamatory news.
The ruling overturned the decision of the Victorian court to pay compensation to a Victorian lawyer from an article published by The Age in 2004, saying the hyperlinks spread defamation against him.
Produced By: Eduardo Jordan
Featured In Story: Neerav Srivastava – PhD candidate and Teaching Associate at Monash University
First aired on The Wire, Friday 19 August 2022