Wikipedia link censorship shows Bonnie & Clyde might have had ‘right to be forgotten’

The caretakers of Wikipedia this morning have given us an enlightening look at the type of individuals and organizations who are benefiting – or at least appear to be benefiting – from the misguided “right to be forgotten” campaign being imposed by European censors on Google and other search engines.

Among the beneficiaries: an Irish bank robber so notorious he’s been portrayed in a series of motion pictures; and an Italian criminal gang that’s also straight out of Central Casting.

Of the 328,000 links that Google has so far been coerced into removing, more than 50 were to Wikipedia, the organization reports.

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Network World Paul McNamara