Australian man Jarrod Sierocki won a record payout last year over the appearance of online slurs. He now alleges Google has made the material available again. A Brisbane businessman has upped the ante in a defamation lawsuit against Google, seeking aggravated damages after the internet giant allegedly backflipped on its removal of search results highlighting online slurs…Details
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A BRISBANE businessman who claims his reputation was sullied online by a former colleague has become the first person in Queensland to sue internet giant Google for defamation.
Jarrod Sierocki, 31, will seek damages of $2.6 million and a court order that Google remove search results that link his name to a string of character attacks on him in internet forums.