Supreme Court rules that Internet information doesn’t have to be accurate

 

The court opened the possibility that if inaccurate information caused actual harm that consumers might be able to sue successfully. Anyone-can-say-anything is still the rule; made up “facts” are still acceptable. But the Supreme Court ruling suggests search firms will have to consider tightening up on their accuracy or face angry consumers in court. While the case was brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act expect the use of this attack method to widen as attorneys look for novel ways to force “truth in reporting.”

Read the full story at www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/05/16/us/politics/ap-us-supreme-court-consumer-protection.html?ref=politics

 

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