Search Engines And The 1st Amendment

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Are Internet search results protected by the First Amendment? At first the idea may seem far-fetched. When I enter a query into a Google or Bing search box, dozens of algorithms crunch massive amounts of data, and my computer displays a page of search results from the company's index. Surely, one might say, the Constitution was not intended to protect a page of mere hyperlinks.

But if we take a closer look at how a search engine actually works, the First Amendment turns out to be...
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