The way in which Google is agreeing to the most egregious requests to remove search engine links to stories about red-faced celebrities and assorted crooks, spivs and wideboys makes one wonder if Rolf Harris' lawyers are not already set to have him removed. The question is, should he be? Is this an important Human Right or a bar to freedom of speech and thought?
Max Mosley enjoys sex sessions with prostitutes while wearing leather bondage gear and video taken of such a session leaked and caused him embarrassment - he became a laughing stock. The sight of a man well into middle age and bearing the evidence of a sedentary life and many good lunches trussed up like a Christmas turkey was something straight out of Tom Sharpe's Blott. Mosley launched various bits of legal action in an effort to close down all access to the story and images - all to no avail. Now Google has complied with his requests to remove search links, and one of the popular searches on rival 'Bing' yesterday, which still has full search links, was "Max Mosley Sex Pics".
They won't learn.