CNN recently reported that Jewish groups in Argentina have successfully petitioned the court to get an injunction that blocks Google’s search engine from suggesting websites deemed anti-Semitic.
The injunction names 76 sites that the organization considers “highly discriminatory.”
Google’s suggested searches are a Google algorithm that offers search terms similar to the one the user appears to be typing in.
“The common denominator on these sites is the incitement of hate and the call to violence,” DAIA said in a statement. “In none of these cases are there discussions or criticisms from the academic, technological, political or philosophical perspectives.”
Although the ruling noted that restrictions on freedom of speech are prohibited under the Argentine constitution, the presiding judge, Carlos Molina Portela, noted that the constitution also protects people from discrimination, which in some cases means it’s “permissible to prevent the diffusion of certain publications if they infringe on someone’s personal rights.”
Although some may wonder about the presence of Jews in Argentina, the country has the largest Jewish population in Latin America with more than 250,00 residing in the country.
Whether or not the ruling will stand, one thing is clear: Black folks can take a cue from these Argentine Jewish groups.
Imagine the amount of racist B.S. that could be eliminated from our Google searches if we were able to achieve such a coup.