Law Prof. Says Google Antitrust Suit Would Stifle Free Speech

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 8:06 PM EDT) -- A UCLA law professor says Google Inc. has the same First Amendment rights as newspapers to control how it presents information to users and that an antitrust lawsuit against the search giant would violate those rights, according to a Google-commissioned study released Wednesday.

Scholar and blogger Eugene Volokh's report was released amid increasing concern among lawmakers, regulators and competitors that Google has been unfairly favoring its own services like YouTube and Google Maps in search results.

The Federal Trade Commission is currently conducting an antitrust probe...
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