Google Executives On Trial In Absentia In Italy

Testimony begins Tuesday in the trial of four Google executives in Italy. The case involves a YouTube video of an autistic Italian youth being beaten and insulted. Google owns YouTube and Italian prosecutors are accusing the executives of privacy violations. They want Google to do more to filter content. Google says content is the responsibility of the user, not the company.

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In other legal action, testimony is beginning today in the trial of four Google executives in Italy. The executives are not there. The case involves YouTube video of an autistic youth, in Italy, being beaten and insulted. Now, Google owns YouTube, and Italian prosecutors are accusing the executives of privacy violations. They want Google to do more to filter content. Google says the content is the responsibility of the user and not the company.

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