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Discovery vs. filtering

If you’re like most people, when you want to learn about a new subject, you hop into your web browser and do a Google search. You assume that Google will give you search results that are trustworthy and that best reflect the nature of the question you’re asking. But given Google’s secrecy around their search algorithms, can you trust those results?

The Wall Street Journal made a Freedom of Information Act request to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to see the FTC’s staff report that recommended filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google. The FTC inadvertently sent the newspaper an unredacted version of the report, and the revelations are startling.

Click here to read more from this April 2, 2015 Scholarly Kitchen article by Davit Crotty.

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