Bipartisan law targets Google and its rivals to end ‘secret’ online search algorithms that critics say censor political speech and manipulate users

Google, Facebook and other internet giants would disclose the algorithms they use to return search results under new legislation proposed by US law makers.

The bipartisan Filter Bubble Transparency Act also would require the online companies to offer users an unfiltered search option that delivers results without any algorithmic tinkering.

law, would leave out user data completely when determining search results. That would include geographic location and browsing history.

A person would have to request or sign off use of such information, behavior patterns and details about themselves, the proposed legislation says.

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