Remove defamation from Blogger
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For many years, Google blogging platform, Blogger has provide a convenient environment to online defamers, stalkers harassers and other online abusers to slowly oppress their victims by creating unlimited number of abusive websites to maximise the damage to their victim. Blogger is free and it allows uses to post anonymously. It has excellent SEO system already built in, which helps online abusers spread their abusive messages with little or no effort at all.
Every Blogger website contains visible text and invisible “snippets” that describe the website or summarise a post. Snippets appear on search results and if they contain defamatory text or private information they could be hugely damaging and intimidation to the victim. When requesting Google to remove defamatory or harassing websites from Blogger you must expressly ask that they also remove the snippets otherwise the defamatory or harassing websites might be deleted or disabled by Google but the snippets will continue to show on search results.
Based on our previous experience in having defamatory and abusive content removed from Blogger in most cases where you can convince Google that the information is of harassing or private nature Google will agree to have it deleted without the need for a court order. As in most cases the abusive poser is anonymous, we communicate directly with Google, as operators (and arguable publishes) of Blogger.
If in the unlikely event Google does not remove the defamatory or private content from Blogger we to apply to the High Court to seek an order under the Protection from Harassment Act, Data Protection or defamation law, which, particularly in cases where the poster cannot be tracked is likely to be granted. Protection from Harassment orders are far quicker and cheaper to obtain than injunctions to prevent online defamation or breach of Data Protection Act and in many cases where the victim feels harassed and intimidated, the likelihood of success is higher, too.
Once we have obtained the appropriate order we would then serve it on Google who would likely comply and remove all the websites and the snippet from Blogger. Assuming, as we normally expect, Google do respond positively to our correspondence and comply with our request to remove the defamatory or provide information from Blogger, the task of removing the website from the internet could take between 1-12 weeks.