You are right, there haven’t been any bills introduced to regulate Search Engines or Social Media. I hope there never is.
Libs do like a lot regulation and I am vehemently against it.
To your last point, I don’t think they should be labeled as a political branch… any more than I think Fox should. Should we regulate any donors to a political party, like Defense Contractors, as a political arm of republicans?
Yep. Transparency. Net numbers on donations by employees… including money laundering through PACs. We don’t need to violate individual privacy… just net results.
Libs have proven that they will interject their political views into their job. They have been brainwashed into thinking the safety of the free world depends on it. Observe the liberal courts and SCOTUS justices too.
I agree we should have transparency with political donations. But that’s regulating the donations and not the company. You suggested labeling google as a political entity and I am against that for any company that doesn’t explicitly meet criteria for a political entity (if such criteria even exists).
My focus was on transparency… not regulation.
Let it be known that Google search engine’s algorithm developers, architects, and programmers and those who set up the tables and parameters that it uses do so in accordance with their personal opinions as to what is appropriate to show.
They’ve already went to war with google. Over their maps product. They removed google maps as their default and went on to develop their own. That was a faaaaar bigger undertaking than creating a search engine. They had to purchase thousands of cars outfit them with HD 360 cameras and drive billions of miles. The investment was staggering, but they still did it.
What is stopping them from building their own search?
That isn’t remotely true. Producing maps is very straightforward and relies on existing satellite and topo maps that were already in production.
Creating a search engine is a massive undertaking that requires the creation of bots that can scour the internet for information, more to catalogue and categorize it, and the fastest supercomputers on the planet to run it so you can get accurate results in fractions of a second.
I watched every second of that joke of a hearing. There was zero evidence proved by anyone that showed google was manipulating search results at the expense of conservative views.
Let’s face it… conservative and libertarian (my views) views aren’t that popular. However if I searched libertarian authors I would get many search results. If I searched government shutdown… I bet my first result would be Fox News.