ST. ARMAND, QC, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Searching "Yves Langlois" on Google, two homonyms appear in Google's "Knowledge Graphic". The first is the Canadian filmmaker born in 1951. The other, born in 1947, is described by Google as a "terrorist". But Google linked the filmmaker's picture with the terrorist's description.
The filmmaker had to cancel a trip to France where he was invited after receiving an award. Being labeled a terrorist may take away your usual rights and put you at risk even if it is false.
Since early November Yves Langlois has tried to convince Google to correct its mistake but even after an injunction from a Quebec Court judge ordering Google to restore the truth, Google has not done it one month later.
The film director can't believe it: " Nobody is safe. Google can carelessly label anyone as a terrorist and destroy your life."
SOURCE: Les Productions Lany