Argentina tells Google to drop anti-Semitic sites

A court in Buenos Aires has ordered Google to stop recommending anti-Semitic and racist websites to users.

The injunction issued May 17 comes following a complaint filed by several Jewish organizations. The decision came on the World Day of the Internet.

The court ordered Google to drop some 76 websites described in the complaint as “highly discriminatory,” including some that deny the Holocaust. Judge Carlos Molina Portela also ordered that advertisements be removed from those sites.

The request for the injunction was prepared by Observatorio Web, a joint initiative that the DAIA political umbrella organization of Argentina’s Jewish community, the Latin American Jewish Congress and the AMIA Jewish community center developed to combat discrimination on the web. — jta