MOSCOW, May 6. /TASS/. A Moscow court on Friday rejected a one million ruble (some $15,000) lawsuit against Russian news aggregator Yandex filed by a local businessman claiming negative news stories are a reason of his hair loss and health problems.
Roman Maslennikov’s lawyer said Yandex news stories need moderation and their headlines should go in compliance with contents.
"Roman read a selection of negative headlines which affected his mental health. Later he began losing his hair. Medics said he was suffering stress caused, first of all, by the news aggregator," the lawyer said.
A Yandex representative said the connection between the news stories and health problems is not proven, while the judge ruled to reject the lawsuit.