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---- Google found guilty of libel for search listings
mhansen - 12:44 pm on Nov 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
"we're just the messenger"
Google is going to have a hard time claiming that it's 100% algorithm choice anymore, when they funded a study which found their search results are opinion, and thus protected by the 1st amendment in the USA. (Link - PC Mag [pcmag.com])
The fact that Google uses sophisticated, computerized algorithms to produce its results, meanwhile, makes no difference, Volokh argued, because "the computer algorithms that produce search engine output are written by humans."