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Regulating Google Results Would Violate First Amendment

Timothy B. Lee
Ars Technica, May 10 2012

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A prominent First Amendment scholar has co-authored a white paper arguing that search engines enjoy the same high level of First Amendment protections as traditional media outlets. Google commissioned the paper, presumably to help ward off calls for government regulation of its search results.

As Google has grown in size and influence, it has attracted a growing chorus of critics who accuse it of anti-competitive conduct. Some Google critics have promoted the concept of "search neutrality,"though others have labeled the concept "incoherent." The company is also increasingly targeted by those who demand that Google scrub unwanted details from specific searches Read more…

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