You’ve Been Detained by the Google Police

The past month’s events provided no shortage of opinions on what is – or isn’t – free speech. Setting aside the opinions of the President and the NFL, let’s look at what constitutes “free” speech online. No one loves The Google more than we do, but if we really think about it, is Google dictating the content you consume? The short answer is – duh – of course it is! We all as consumers understand how ad dollars and SEO works on a basic level. The more dollars a company pays, the higher up they will appear in relevant searches. Simple. But when we read this in The New York Times from September 2017, we were struck by just how much control Google has over the world’s information. Reporter Daisu

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