I was watching the news and I saw this Google court ruling run across my screen. While most people may not be so interested in this topic, working in social media and as a content crerator and curator this was jaw dropping for me.
While so many people are probably excited about the fact that they can remove some of their bad behavior or even acurate information. This may seem like a victory for privacy, but its not a victory for truth.
So are people going to now be able to remove entire historical experiences, press and accounts...just because they didn't like what somebody said?
Let me be selfish for a moment... And what happens to our links, as online content creators and curators?
This is the law now in the European courts, but will this leak over into our American court system as well? I have not quite been able to wrap my head around this topic, what it really means to the interenet and to "bad actors." And what does this mean over the course of time?
So will Kim Kardashian's be able to wipe out internet history so agressively that in 40 years we will see her as a Mother and a "socialite?" *REALLY THO?*
This is breaching on censorship in the most appalling way and I am afraid of where this could go. Because of the cost to seach engines for these "removals" would they ding content creators for thought or opinion pieces?
How about this, if you don't want people to know about it, don't do it.
It almost the equivalent to burning books.
What say you?