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YouTube Rival Sues Google for ‘Unfairly Rigging’ Search Algorithms

Rumble Inc., a streaming video site increasingly favored by users who think conservatives are censored online, sued Google in federal court in California Monday, claiming the tech giant unlawfully tilts search engine results toward its sister company YouTube. After asking Frosch to sign a nondisclosure agreement, YouTube representatives told Frosch that the company’s algorithms categorize creators.

Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program.

The New York Times has complained that the caching of their content during a web crawl, a feature utilized by search engines including Google Web Search, violates copyright. Google observes Internet standard mechanisms for requesting that caching be disabled via the robots.txt file, which is another mechanism that allows operators of a website to request that part or all of their site not be included in search engine result.

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