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Google is Not a Search Engine, According to European Union

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6 April 2016 - According to legislation adopted by the European Union, Google is not considered to be a search engine. It took the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union two years of negotiations and legislative process to come up with this decision. The decision will also declare that Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo are not search engines either. Here are the details of the story, with credit to ERDi who first reported on it.

Why is Google not a Search Engine?

According to the EU’s agreed upon definitions, a search engine searches all websites, which Google does not. Google does not search and/or index the dark web (Tor), not does it search pages which it is directed not to by a site’s robots.txt file.

The fact that Google complies with Right to Be Forgotten requests, and removes content such as revenge porn, also disqualifi


Added: Apr-6-2016 Occurred On: Apr-6-2016
By: gemini
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