'Right To Be Forgotten' Already Threatening 'Freedom Of The Press'Elie Mystal7/02/14 3:31pmFiled to: GoogleDystopian FutureRight to be Forgotten1EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkEither the "right to be forgotten" will be... forgotten by practical European Union members, or "journalism" will be forgotten in the EU. It's steel cage time, two competing ideals enter, only one can leave. AdvertisementAnd the referee is Google. Google is giving the first, dystopian looks at what will happen to online journalism under the European Court of Justice's new rules allowing Europeans to petition Google to have embarrassing but true information about them scrubbed from the internet. Google informed The Guardian that six of their articles from 2010 had been taken down off of Google's search engine. AdvertisementYou can still find the Guardian articles... perhaps at your local library in their extensive microfiche catalogs. But if you are in Europe and you Google, Dougie McDonald - a disgraced soccer referee — all you're likely to find are stories about how great he is. The Guardian is of course crying bloody murder, and they should, and Google almost certainly wants them too. I imagine that the Google letter to the Guardian informing them of this included the phrase "are you not entertained?" But this is what happens when Courts make terrible rulings. This is what happens when judges who don't understand the technology attempt to control it. This is what happens, Larry.