A restaurant owner sued a French blogger not just because she thought so poorly of her restaurant, but because it was the first link you see on Google when you Google search her restaurant. The first thing you see is her blog post title “the place to avoid in Cap-Ferret: Il Giardino”, so she basically got sued for being highly ranked on Google.
The blogger was ordered to pay the restaurant owner $2,000 in damages and change the blog post title, even though the restaurant owner wanted the entire post to be amended. The blogger eventually deleted the whole post altogether.
“his decision creates a new crime of ‘being too highly ranked [on a search engine]” the blogger told the BBC
Which strikes the thought, what transparency do bloggers have if everytime they right poorly about a restaurant for having bad service or food then get sued for damages? Isn’t the whole point of a review is to see if a place is worth ordering from or not?