Comments on: The irrational imitation of the online news industry Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: scythe Sat, 12 May 2012 21:55:11 +0000 european online news providers need a european-focused search engine

the bias towards anglo-american news model reflects the scale of predatory economics and their vassals in the form of search engines

(quote, Wkipedia) Search Engine Bias: Although search engines are programmed to rank websites based on their popularity and relevancy, empirical studies indicate various political, economic, and social biases in the information they provide.[15][16] These biases could be a direct result of economic and commercial processes (e.g., companies that advertise with a search engine can become also more popular in its organic search results), and political processes (e.g., the removal of search results in order to comply with local laws).[17] Google Bombing is one example of an attempt to manipulate search results for political, social or commercial reasons.