is helping its users to uncover the identity of rape victims whose
anonymity is protected by law, The
Times has found.
for attackers and alleged attackers in several prominent sexual
assault cases automatically reveal the names of women that they have
been convicted or accused of abusing.
the name of a victim or complainant in the site’s search engine can
also flag up the identity of their abuser or alleged abuser. The
identity of vulnerable defendants granted anonymity can also be
automated “related search” and “autocomplete” functions to direct
users to content associated with the terms that they enter online. The
related search feature makes suggestions at the bottom of the web page
based on what other users have…