(10-16-13) Investigative journalist, author and artist Uri Dowbenko is suing Google for defamation over a Google owned Blogger website that he believes has cost him clients and exposed him to scorn, ridicule and denigration.
Defendants named include Google Inc, Larry Page, Eric E. Schmidt, Larry Brin, David C. Drummond and unknown bloggers “Chaospet” and “G.D.” in a lawsuit claiming $1 million in damages. The complaint has been filed in US District Court, Southern District of Florida. (Case number 13-cv-23546-UU, entered in FLSD Docket 10/01/13).
Dowbenko, author of Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy and Hoodwinked: Watching Movies with Eyes Wide Open, is an artist whose website http://www.UriDowbenko.com, according to the complaint, has been libeled by a Google-owned Blogger website called “Encyclopedia of American Loons,” which, according to the complaint, has been “manipulated (‘gamed’) by Defendants through their use of algorithms to appear just below Mr.