Google rose to the top with its famous search engine algorithm, predicting answers to user questions with just a few keywords words as hints. However, what users want to find sometimes collide with the interests of other companies and artists.
Google’s algorithm brings the company into murky territory as torrent sites that often host pirated content like movies and TV shows. Noticed by both The Verge and Torrent Freak, these kind of results create an ethical dilemma for Google.
The company is supposedly trying to crack down on piracy websites and has signed a voluntary agreement saying it would try to prevent users from visiting certain disreputable content proves. It’s the first such agreement of its kind in the U.K. aimed to tackle piracy involving search engine, according to The Guardian.
But Google’s search results can still help its users find pirated content.