Monday, March 30, 2015
As you ponder that question, consider the following: when the aforementioned FTC investigation of Google’s search manipulation practices was taking place, Google allegedly manipulated their Google News search results about the investigation. That’s some hard core, meta-manipulation right there. You almost have to admire the breathtaking nature of the audacity it requires.
And there's this. Google does this so much, they must think it's legal. It is kind of hard to think about what the distinction is between manipulating search results and just curating them, which is what they do.