Google is losing allies across the political spectrum

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/google-is-losing-allies-across-the-political-spectrum/

Eight years ago, Google was on top of the world. People across the political spectrum saw the search giant as a symbol of high-tech innovation. During the just-completed 2008 presidential campaign cycle, candidates as diverse as Ron Paul, John McCain, and Barack Obama had all made pilgrimages to Google’s Mountain View headquarters to burnish their reputations for tech savvy.

Even better, Google soon had a close relationship to the newly elected president, Barack Obama. “Google was riding high on the fact that Eric Schmidt was campaigning for Obama,” said Siva Vaidhyanathan, a media studies professor at the University of Virginia and a longtime Google critic. “There was a lot of attention paid in the press to the fact that Googlers were starting to work in the White House.”

With so many Googlers in government, Google had an outsized influence on policymaking during the Obama years. But today, Google is in a different situation. Most obviously, Schmidt worked hard to get Hillary Clinton elected president, and Clinton lost.

The issues don’t end there. Given Silicon Valley’s liberal views on social issues and Schmidt’s love for Democratic politicians, it was probably inevitable that conservatives would sour on the search giant. But the larger problem for the search giant is that the company has been losing support among Democrats as well.

A growing number of liberal thinkers believes that the concentration of corporate power was a major problem in the American economy. And few companies exemplify that concentration more than Google.

That’s the real significance of this week’s decision by the New America Foundation, a think tank that’s heavily funded by Google, to fire the head of its Open Markets project. For the last eight years, the Open Markets team has been methodically building the intellectual case for more aggressive enforcement of antitrust laws—a project that could easily result in more regulatory scrutiny of Google.

Google is in no immediate danger on that front. Republicans are still largely committed to a hands-off approach to economic regulation, Democrats are out of power, and Google still has plenty of allies in the Democratic Party.

But the longer-term trajectory here could be ominous. The combination of Bernie Sanders-style populism on the left and Donald Trump-style populism on the right could lead to a future where Google faces hostility from policymakers across parties.

“There’s been a really big breakthrough,” says Barry Lynn, who led New America’s Open Markets team before New America fired him. “It’s not just the left. Interest in dealing with concentration of power, the fear of concentration of power is across the spectrum.”

Continue here: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/google-is-losing-allies-across-the-political-spectrum/

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“Google is in no immediate danger on that front. Republicans are still largely committed to a hands-off approach to economic regulation, Democrats are out of power, and Google still has plenty of allies in the Democratic Party. But the longer-term trajectory here could be ominous. The combination of Bernie Sanders-style populism on the left and Donald Trump-style populism on the right could lead to a future where Google faces hostility from policymakers across parties.”

which ever way the river turns google will be there directing traffic..literally..

401

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~ by seeker401 on September 5, 2017.

7 Responses to “Google is losing allies across the political spectrum”

  1. They’ve committed domestic and international terrorism- TREASON charges and nothing less for these monsters. Shut them down

  2. https://citizensagainstmonopoly.org/

  3. what seriusly ? wow is censor there ? here is pic

    Google,
    don’t be evil.

    Our mission was to protect liberty and democracy from gigantic corporate monopolies. When we criticized GGoogle for its monopoly practices, our program’s funding was cut.

    We’re continuing the fight — and we need you to join us.
    Send a letter to GGoogle’s CEO:
    Message

    EDIT THE LETTER

    GGoogle’s attempts to shut down think tanks, journalists, and public interest advocates researching and writing about the dangers of concentrated private power must end. As an immense corporation, it’s wrong for GGoogle to wield its vast financial and political power to try to silence the writers and researchers working to promote sensible antitrust enforcement. This kind of unethical behavior violates GGoogle’s founding corporate code of conduct, “Don’t be evil.”

    Stop shutting down monopoly research now.

    Is GGoogle trying to censor journalists and researchers who fight dangerous monopolies?
    Sadly, the answer is:
    YES

  4. Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

  5. we post it bfore 3 time is a charm
    First solution is done thx to All 🙂
    now is up to PrezTrump (btw start call it that b/c-Zucko slogan going to be-Prez-
    &words have power too
    here no more-Signatures need it
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/declare-george-soros-terrorist-and-seize-all-his-related-organizations-assets-under-rico-and-ndaa-law
    btw the day was done is the 1day that THEY talk bad about THEY -SOROSS organize protestors
    sorry XXX many Gen-Z are just protesting b/c are Teens/20’s we don’t like to call them sheeps bfore was just couple of THEY agent provocateurs now is to many & the outcome are THEY-COLOR-REVOLUTIONSS so
    is not the same that whenWTO-Toronto
    the best think talk to Gen-Z are smart 🙂

    Second-Solution https://citizensagainstmonopoly.org/
    Use https://duckduckgo.com/
    find new vid-SM-SE that are OG or don’t own by THEY-MONOPOLIES
    20century THEY monopolies was cars
    early 21 century try to be food but here some plp will remember how we expose THEY-ROATCHES with THEY- food companies & THEY-big3 with THEY-seeds of destruction *hormones & more
    now by2020 THEY-think is THEY-control THEY said in THEY-games

    we started & we will stopped
    think when you buy from THEY-AMZ-WF-WAPO when watch click or use
    just think
    is tipping point time

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