President Trump has accused Google, Facebook and Twitter of bias. He singled out Google in particular over search engine results that he claims unfairly point to unflattering stories. What's in an algorithm? Are computers shaping public opinion? The Trump administration is calling for regulation - what would that entail? The European Union is also asking for regulation, especially when it comes to extremist content on social media. What's the right balance between free speech and censorship?
Produced by Michele BARBERO, Tatiana REITER and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Researcher, Ecole Normale Superieure
Fellow, Claremont Institute
Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College, CUNY