By Tom Winnifrith | Monday 12 December 2016
When Google receives a notice asking it to remove a link to a website, if it doesn't feel like litigating it, it0 removes the link and sends a copy of the notice to LumenDatabase.org. Often, it is used by copyright holders to prevent people from downloading pirate copies of books, films, or music, as in this case where the publisher of Tom Winnifrith Sr's must read book, Fallen Women of the 19th Century, asked for links to be removed.
Other times, the requestor just wants the story to vanish from a searching world. Unfortunately for them, Lumen itself allows one to search its own database for removal notices. We found a couple of doozies...
An anonymous person requested that these two articles about Stewart Dickson, former head of the Cantor Fitzgerald nomad team looking after African Potash be removed.
The statement the mystery person told Google was this:
Breach of Defamation Act (1996) in which these blog postings cause serious harm to my reputation. For the avoidance of doubt, there are false/untrue announcements or fraud as Mr Winnifrith claims. His claims have been reviewed by Cantor Fitzgerald and other regulatory bodies including the London Stock Exchange - no wrong-doing was found. Finally, my departure from Cantor Fitzgerald was due to redundancy and in no way connected with these matters. Now, these postings are unfairly and adversely affecting my future employment prospects.
We say: Mr Dickson signed of an RNS on 6/1/16 stating that African Potash had a $10 million order backed by a Letter of Credit. A proper Nomad would have verified that there was a LOC. As it happens there was not. This lie ramped the shares allowing Potash to do a bailout placing. We therefore think Dickson is a crap Nomad and are not surprised that he is struggling to find work.
Another requester, whose name was redacted, demanded that the following articles be removed from Google:
Snake Oil salesman & Charlatan Darren Winters - Karma: Gotcha (TomWinnifrith.com)
This individual's complaint was:
http://www.tomwinnifrith.com/articles/7323/snake-oil-salesman-and-charlatan-darren-winters-is-at-it-again-the-appalling-tale-of-mr-o Snake Oil Salesman and charlatan Darren Winters, this is hateful and abusive comment, which is also a slander, because we run a legitimate training business and have been a market leader in the UK since 1999, http://www.shareprophets.com/views/16288/snake-oil-salesman-and-charlatan-darren-winters-is-at-it-again-the-appalling-tale-of-mr-o here our copyright information is listed and also paid information on watch list and stock tips, owner of this site discloses our confidential information that we charge for and lists confidential correspondence between our company and a customer_ From_ Veronika Aksoy [[REDACTED]] Sent_ 02 November 2015 14_41 To_ Mr. O Subject_ Watchlists Importance_ High Hi, Once a month, on approximately the 20th of the month you receive my big watch list update (whi ...
(It just ended like that on Lumen.)
We say: we published none of Winrters crap share tips. Winters threatened us with libel if we did not withdraw these articles as they were all fair comment. He decided not to pursue us but is trying to stop other mugs find out what a snake oil salesman and charlatan he is so he can take their cash.
The Court of Justice of the European Union, in its infinite wisdom, has created the right of people to have their names removed from search engines, deemed 'The Right to be Forgotten.' It's a convenient way for European people to have bad memories removed and Google provides a handy form here to do online what a lifetime of vodka cannot.
In this mystery case, if you search for "Shareprophets" and "Rob Terry" you'll find many ShareProphets articles about the ShareProphets it-boy. But you'll also see this phrase:
Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe.
It's obviously not Rob Terry the Quindell (QPP) fraudster as his results are there, and he is a man satisfied in his conduct.
But who could it be? It's someone whose name would show up in the same search for ShareProphets and Rob Terry but not in the articles listed, because they have been removed. Very intriguing.
We say: draw your own conclusions.
Naturally we encourage you to post links to both this article and to all articles thart google has removed - especially by Winters - on every site that you can find on this planet.
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