Which protects Google's algo as well as our right to publish as we see fit - but always within certain legal limits.
How could define what an "algo without faults" would look like? Thinking that such a thing could exist is an unrealistic premise.
Every algo including Google's is, and will be, "flawed" - if even makes sense to use such a word. And even further, every entity on earth must cope with political pressure, even as it attempts to exert political pressure. To think otherwise is to hold onto an idealism such as I have not entertained since I was 12 or so.
The paper that grasshopper linked to above (welcome to the forums, grasshopper) is a prize-winning thesis and quite balanced in its presentation. This is not an area where wild-eyed, knee-jerk ranting will bring about much of a valuable result.
I'm all for watch dogging - but in this case, most definitely NOT a governmental watchdog. That is the future to be feared, IMO - and much more than any Google bias. The dark possibililty of governmental requlation in the search industry is one reason why I prefer a more even-handed and nuanced look at the events we see unfolding from Google.