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The Right to Be Forgotten from Google? Forget It, Says U.S. Crowd

The Right to Be Forgotten from Google? Forget It, Says U.S. Crowd

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The University of Oklahoma expelled two fraternity members this week after video of them leading a racist chant went viral. Now, a Google search of the young men'€™s names shows the incident right at the top of the results.

But should this still be the case in 30 years? Should future employers and girlfriends be able to use Google to easily discover the video? Or would it be better for the U.S. to create a law to allow such men, one day in the future, to cloak their youthful misdeeds?

On Wednesday night at the Kaufman Center in New York City, the Oklahoma frat brothers were discussed as part of a larger debate over whether it'€™s time for the U.S. to adopt a '€œright to be forgotten'€ law to help people hide their past.