And you seem to not have read G's own description of how they rank sites. ie "the democratic nature of the web" - which are links.
Those sites were ranking there for over 2 years because THEIR algo ranks ALL sites "democratically."
The same way dell and apple rank #1 for computers.
Seriously, don't be silly.
Again, wrong analogy. If 51% of your commmunity "vote" to have the ability to stand outside your house and yell, then you're SOL.
You can move to a new community or plead to a higher court under other protections afforded to you, but until it's overturned, get used to 200 ppl yelling outside your house.
What a ludicrous argument. OBVIOUSLY, the algo was working like it was "supposed" to.
Computers don't think for themselves and numbers don't "have opinions and biases" so those sites ranked EXACTLY WHERE THEIR ALGO PLACED THEM.
Obviously G did NOT have a problem with them for 2-3 years before, as they knew full well those sites were ranking "correctly", placed a little disclaimer about why they were ranking there and left well enough alone.
And if i hear "it's their algo" or "it's their free speech" one more time....
If you don't understand that free speech, and especially free speech of a POLITICAL nature, is the foundation of a slew of other issues that affect every INDIVIDUAL person (not corporation), then don't bother with your arguments.
I simply don't have the time to debate political ethics any longer.