[...] The [European] commission will investigate whether Google has abused a dominant market position by “allegedly lowering the ranking of unpaid search results of competing services which are specialised in providing users with specific online content such as price comparisons . . . and by according preferential placement to the results of its own . . . services,” the EU executive said.
The commission will also look into allegations that Google lowered the “Quality Score” for sponsored links of competing services. The Quality Score is one of the factors that determine the price paid to Google by advertisers.[...]
Full article at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2010/1201/1224284484914...
I think that Google has the right to favor its own advertisers, partners such as Wikipedia, and internal content such as Google jobs vs. Bing jobs in Google search results, it's a practice that all publishers do. I also think everybody knows about that and everybody can find Google-censored pages outside Google, e.g. by consulting other search engines or meta-search engines.
Do you agree?