Mike Sacks continues to tear it up at HuffPo Live. Eugene Volokh, Elizabeth Wydra, and Allan Morrison engage in a very powerful discussion about the First Amendment rights for corporations.
Mike Sacks points out that these speech arguments are used to do an end-run around economic rights arguments. Mike asked Eugene about whether the search results delivered by a Google algorithm are constitutionally protected. Eugene said that the search results reflect the creative decisions of those who designed the algorithms, which are a means to communicate information tot hte public–even if the programmer did not hand-pick the data, but designed the program that did. Further, Eugene added that the First Amendment protects the listener, not just the speaker. More here.