The UK government would like to change the results to search queries, rather than legislating against specific sites, reports the Guardian Tech section.
Talks are taking place with a number of service providers, including Yahoo! and AOL, and search engine companies, in an attempt to reprioritise the results that are thrown up during a trawl on the internet. "When somebody keys in 'suicide' and 'UK', we would like them to be offered a link to the Samaritans long before they find a website showing them what they can do with a car exhaust and a hosepipe," one official said.
A dangerous road for discussions to head down?
If I were Google or Yahoo, I might well be explaining the power of paid results to the government at this point....