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Quote of the Day: Only the Algorithm Knows

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 21 2011

That really bothers me, because that's the crux of this. And you don't know. So we're trying to have a hearing here about whether you favor your own stuff, and you're asked that question, and you admittedly don’t know the answer.

Sen. Al Franken to Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, during a hearing in which Schmidt avoided inquiries and accusations from senators about the company's handling of its own services in search results. Schmidt was testifying before the antitrust subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The entirety of the encounter is available on C-SPAN.