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Court Weighs Jail For Google Execs Over Autism Bullying Video


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Prosecutors are urging an Italian appeals court to uphold jail sentences for executives at Google charged in connection with a video posted to the site of a boy with autism being bullied.

The case stems from 2006 when four students at an Italian school uploaded video of themselves bullying a boy with autism on Google Video. Despite comments from site users asking for the clip to be removed, prosecutors said that Google did not take down the video for two months.

Three Google executives accused of negligence and violating the boy’s privacy were sentenced to six months in jail in 2010. However, the sentences were suspended with no time served.

Now, the Internet giant is appealing the ruling, with a decision expected later this month, reports Reuters. To read more click here.

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