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How 'parasitic' Google's 'We're journalists!' court defence was stamped into oblivion

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Re: @Codejunky -- "get those taken down"

@ Mark 85

"Part of the problem is that Google seems to have set up it's searches thinking it is a Ministry of Truth." and "We do a search and we get Google's preferences first"

But is this wrong or even a problem? Google shows what google want to show as determined by the private business that is google. Just as I expect tesco to show its preferences, amazon its, ford motors theirs.

There is the expectation that by choosing to use a particular branded and therefore privately owned service that they will most likely promote according to that companies desires and advantages. They are not the ministry of truth, they are private and therefore expected to have their bias for whatever reasons they choose.

The mistake is thinking google should not be allowed to be private because it is popular. That their business for some reason no longer belongs to them.

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