I started this blog in the first week of October 2011. This was 2 years after Google sent its first refusal to remove the defamatory links to webpages containing false and defamatory allegations on the website Ripoff Report.
In February 2011 I issued defamation proceedings in an Australian Court against Google. I just wanted the defamtory content removed and to get on with my life.
Soon after my blog went online Google removed it from all of its domains. My blog suddenly reappeared in the Google search results the day after I complained in a discussion in which Matt Cutts was participating.
The Defendant attempted, without success, to make me ‘go away’.
For several years I have been involved in the fight to expose the extensive criminal activities perpetrated by Ripoff Report in order to continue its estimated USD $15 million annual revenue.Ripoff Report has been able to get away with committing extortion because of its high Google page rank and the US law, section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
However, as noted by a Professor of Law in the Huffington Post, this law does not include immunity from federal criminal law, intellectual property law or communications privacy law. Therein lies the crux of Ripoff Report’s current problems. That lack of immunity for criminal activities and another US law known as RICO. The question of how much of Ripoff Report’s USD $45 million worth was gained through criminal activities will be answered in the US courts in due course.
UPDATE 28 October 2015: WE WON!!! I beat the Bastards
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2016: Google did not remove the content found defamatory in the south Australian Supreme Court until a couple of weeks after the liability decision. As reported by @SeanFewster, the South Australian Supreme Court ordered that Google release the court fee from my damages so that I can file a second case against them. Google have now been served and yet, the content found to be defamtory remains on their domains, including google.com.au.
Ed Magedson, Ripoff Report, Darren Meade, and others have been sued for USD$60,000,000. the trial is set down to commence 5 December 2017 in Virginia, USA. This is NOT a section 230 CDA lawsuit. It was filed by a US plastic surgeon and army colonel who was the target of a sustained and vicious reputation assassination attack by Ed Magedson of Ripoff Report and his paid writer and self described Reputation Assassin, Darren M Meade.
Note that as of 14 May 2017 I am updating my blog and it may take a few days. This will be the reason for any broken links, spelling mistakes or ‘unfinished’ or ‘missing’ blog posts’.
The media may use the following image on the Condition that a conspicuous “DOFOLLOW” hyperlink with the following text is included in association with the use of the image: “Image courtesy of Googliath.org“
Media may also contact my Ripoff Report boycott co-founder, Michael Roberts (Licensed Private Investigator)
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