The Nuisance of Free Speech (theatlantic.com)

Google recently updated their algorithm (again) in order to devalue content farms. This after Demand Media, shit-squeezers of eHow and Cracked, IPOd in January for $1.3bn. It remains to be seen just how effective this will actually be.

I’m a little curious though, after seeing the now Academy Award-winning Inside Job and the credit rating agencies defending their blatant corruption by claiming “free speech”. Just how long until one of these scummy SEO companies gets enough money together and thus enough political clout to take Google to court over one of these algorithm changes? I wonder if Google will have to pull the same defence in such a case.