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According to Reuters, the owners of the Chicago Tribune newspaper, Tribune Co have blamed technology owned by Google for treating an outdated story about US airline owners UAL Corp’s bankruptcy as current and breaking news.

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Tribune said in a press release that it had identified problems with Google’s “Googlebot” technology months ago and has asked the company to stop using it to “crawl” for stories on its website, according to the report.

The 2002 Chicago Tribune story about the airline UAL declaring bankruptcy caused the company’s stock to lose nearly all of its value after an investment firm posted it on the Bloomberg financial news service on Monday, said Reuters.

The story appeared over the weekend in a number of US papers and Google News then featured it in its search results, where it was discovered by more US news outlets causing massive stock market losses to the airline.

Google has yet to comment on the allegations.

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