Michael Martin is taking legal action against Google to secure information about the source of false cryptocurrency ads using his name and image, reports Independent.
Mr Martin brought a High Court case against Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC in an attempt to prove why his name and image were being used in false advertising.
The Fianna Fáil leader believes the ads on several websites are defamatory and has asked Google to remove them, which has accepted the request.
He worries about the possibility of exploiting vulnerable people through false advertising, reports Independent.
For more information about the source of the false advertising, Martin was forced to go to court.
A Fianna Fáil spokesperson said: “The Tánaiste believes it is neither acceptable nor tolerable that persons unknown can use his image and name online in an effort to associate him with financial products he has never heard of and seek to extract money from people, using his name,” reports Independent.
The Tánaiste sought information from Google in an effort to understand and identify who is responsible for these ads, carried on respectable websites. As they were not in a position to hand over the information without a court order, the Tánaiste was left with no option but to pursue the matter through the courts,” she added, reports Independent.
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