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Businessman Accuses Google of ‘Search Engine Censorship’

Business tycoon Sir Brian Souter has blamed Google’s changes to its search algorithm behind the disappearance of his website from the web.

He claims that on August 13, his website disappeared from Google’s search results and did not showed up when ‘Brian Souter’ was typed in the search bar.

The website which Souter claims to have been gobbled up by Google,, provides story of the man who founded Stagecoach and also contains a photo gallery among other things. Souter vowed that his campaign would stop what he termed as ‘search engine censorship’.

According to BBC News, the transport baron has decided to start a campaign to stop Google from making changes to its search algorithm.

One of the first things he plans to do in the campaign is to get the UK Parliament Culture, Media and Sport Committee to investigate how the search engine giant controls free speech on the web.

"Our search algorithm relies on more than 200 signals to help people find the answers they're looking for, and last year alone we made more than 500 improvements to our algorithm, while experimenting with thousands more," Google said in a statement.

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