Title

Elimination of Search Engine Prioritization

Location

Room A129

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

11-4-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 11:45 AM

Abstract

People use search engines everyday, but their results are skewed by the prioritization of results by companies seeking to maximize profit. Search engines utilizes their status as a monopoly to guide consumers to products that will benefit that engine’s profits, but harms the consumer overall by providing them with worse information than if done objectively. To solve this problem, we have developed a new bipartisan reform policy that is comprised of regulations that will remove the influence of money on search engine prioritization, therefore increasing competition within the industry. We will apply similar principles seen in the regulation of the stock market and insider trading in the U.S to the issue and work within the framework of previous antitrust laws.

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Apr 11th, 11:15 AM Apr 11th, 11:45 AM

Elimination of Search Engine Prioritization

Room A129

People use search engines everyday, but their results are skewed by the prioritization of results by companies seeking to maximize profit. Search engines utilizes their status as a monopoly to guide consumers to products that will benefit that engine’s profits, but harms the consumer overall by providing them with worse information than if done objectively. To solve this problem, we have developed a new bipartisan reform policy that is comprised of regulations that will remove the influence of money on search engine prioritization, therefore increasing competition within the industry. We will apply similar principles seen in the regulation of the stock market and insider trading in the U.S to the issue and work within the framework of previous antitrust laws.