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Europe's "Right to be Forgotten" Law Kills Its First Wikipedia Page

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Europe's controversial "Right to be forgotten" ruling has claimed its first Wikipedia page victim, according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Wales told The Observer that the E.U. legislation is "completely insane and needs to be fixed."

The Wikipedia page will stay up, but it will not appear in Google search results. Google, like Wales, is opposed to the legislation, which is meant to give individuals more power over what information appears about them over the internet but is viewed by critics as censorship.

The identity of the page hasn't been disclosed, but we've asked Wikipedia for more information and will update when we hear back. [The Observer via BBC]


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