When Google is told that it is indexing and returning search results for a webpage or website that is selling counterfeit products, it will take no action.
Google’s refusal to act is putting consumers at risk; as an example, products such as counterfeit brake pads, fake antibiotics, and imitation baby teethers can all lead to potentially deadly consequences when used. Significant harm is also dealt to the companies targeted, who invest time and significant financial resource to create and market their brands.
Currently, Google will not de-index a specific page or website that offers counterfeits.
Lack of action putting consumers at risk across the globe
Recent research on search engine responsibility reveals that up to 60% of results returned offer consumers access to counterfeit and possibly dangerous goods.
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