Originally published: February 25, 2010
Last updated: February 25, 2010 - 8:33pm
Google aggressively fired back at European regulators' charges of anti-competitive behavior on Thursday.
The company defended its search algorithm as the best way to curate content on the Web in the wake of an investigation by the European Commission. "After nearly two decades, I've lost count of how many times I've been asked why Google chooses to generate its search results algorithmically," Google fellow Amit Singhal wrote in blog post Thursday that dismissed concerns about its searches damaging competition. "Here's how we see it: the web is built by people. You are the ones creating pages and linking to pages. We are utilizing all this human contribution through our algorithms to order and rank our results. We think that's a much better solution than a hand-arranged one," Singhal continued.
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