Brett_Tabke - 4:18 pm on Nov 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
This from the story is a bad bad analogy:
"In that sense, Google Inc. is like the newsagent that sells a newspaper containing a defamatory article. While there might be no specific intention to publish defamatory material, there is a relevant intention by the newsagent to publish the newspaper for the purposes of the law of defamation."
A better analogy would be:
"In that sense, Google Inc. is like the newsagent that clips out some of the bad parts of the paper and pastes them under a 72 point headline of your name. Then sells the paper and says he is innocent of it all."
Computers can't think. Someone trains the algos - those algos are editorial decisions.