Google auto-complete: majority say “What auto-complete?”

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If you’ve been following the Japanese news you may have heard that a Japanese court ordered Google to remove a libellous auto-complete, a ruling that it may or may not follow. So, to see what the average member of their monitor group thought of the ruling, Research Panel conducted a quick poll. 17,905 people responded to the question “In the light of the recent defamation case, do you think Google should withdraw their auto-complete feature?” 25.4% thought Google should, 22.3% thought they shouldn’t, and perhaps reflecting the large amount of Yahoo! search users, 52.2% didn’t know about Google’s auto-complete.

What Japan auto-complete

As seen above, I think I’ll sue Google for associating my site with MLP, or My Little Pony…

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