walkman - 7:23 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
aristotle, with Huff Post vs NYT was trying to say that I think G is already using FB, Twitter and other 'social engagement' very heavily so they will probably use the +1 /block too.
So there's bias and probably has always been there. Sadly Google can do a lot of things and shift the online world with one algo. You're right to be worried, but I think that train has left the station.