What is Google?
Or more specifically, what is Google search?
Google search is essentially an algorithm. It’s a massive artificial brain that discovers and sorts and arranges the world’s information. And as an algorithm, it should know no moral, ethical or political prejudices. Even if something is unsavory, morally detestable, ethically questionable, the Google search algorithm ought to include it in its indices.
That Google search remain impartial and passive is vital to freedom of speech online. Indeed, as a company, Google has long championed internet freedom.
Unfortunately, Google’s ever widening censorship net threatens to throttle this very freedom.