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  • How does Google’s monopoly hurt you? Try these searches.

    10/21/2020 12:30:25 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | Oct. 20, 2020 | Geoffrey A. Fowler
    Let’s Google together. Open a Web browser and search for T-shirts. I’ll wait. Is the first thing you see a search result? I’m not talking about the stuff labeled Ads or Maps. On my screen, the actual result is not in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh or even eighth row of stuff. It’s buried on row nine....Google is, quite literally, a bad personal shopper. Here, side by side, are Google results for T-shirts from the Wayback Machine in 2000 and 2013 alongside what I see in 2020.. Relative to 2000, today you have to scroll six times...
  • Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

    10/20/2020 10:04:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 20 | By Theodore Schleifer
    A little-known Democratic super PAC backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest donors is quietly unleashing a torrent of television spending in the final weeks of the presidential campaign in a last-minute attempt to oust President Donald Trump, Recode has learned. The barrage of late money — which includes at least $22 million from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz — figures among one of the most expensive and aggressive plays yet by tech billionaires, who have spent years studying how to maximize the return they get from each additional dollar they spend on politics. Moskovitz is placing his single biggest public...
  • Justice Department charges Google with illegally maintaining search monopoly

    10/20/2020 8:43:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 20 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday charged Google with illegally maintaining a monopoly on search and search advertising, teeing off a legal battle likely to take years and send shockwaves across Silicon Valley. The lawsuit, filed in District of Columbia federal court, is the result of a year-long investigation into concentrations of economic power in the online economy. The DOJ argues that Google has entered into exclusionary contracts with phone makers to preload its search engine onto devices using Alphabet’s Android operating system. Those contracts have allowed Google to maintain a monopoly while stifling competition and innovation, the suit...
  • BREAKING: Project Veritas exposes Google manager admitting to election interference

    10/20/2020 7:30:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    The Postmillennial ^ | October 19, 2020 | Libby Emmons
    On Monday, Project Veritas released a new video that exposes the hidden political agenda of Google's top managers and shows how Google manipulated algorithms to skew conservative content negatively. In the video, Google's Cloud Technical Program Manager Ritesh Lakhar said that it is intentional that the Google search results that show scathingly negative content regarding Donald Trump and entirely positive content about Joe Biden. Lakhar said that the content was "skewed by the owners and drivers of the algorithm." "Like so, if I say, 'Hey Google, here's another two billion dollars, feed this data set of whenever Joe Biden is...
  • Google sued by DOJ in antitrust case over search dominance

    10/20/2020 7:22:54 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/20/2020 | Lauren Feiner
    Google now faces its first antitrust lawsuit by the U.S. government as the Department of Justice announced its intent to press charges against the tech giant.
  • Boom: Trump administration files antitrust suit against Google

    10/20/2020 6:56:20 AM PDT · by RandFan · 35 replies
    The Verge ^ | Oct 20, 2020, 8:33am EDT | By Russell Brandom
    Attorney General William Barr is set to file suit against Google today for illegal monopolization of the search and ad markets, kicking off one of the largest antitrust cases in US history. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the case will focus on search and search-focused advertising, rather than the company’s broader targeted ad business. According to the Journal’s sources, the Justice Department will allege that Google “is maintaining its status as gatekeeper to the internet through an unlawful web of exclusionary and interlocking business agreements that shut out competitors.” Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen has announced a...
  • Justice Dept. to file landmark antitrust case against Google

    10/20/2020 6:19:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 20, 2020 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MARCY GORDON
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The suit could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of major tech companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. The case is...
  • Senior Google Manager On Search Engine’s Power: ‘You Are Just Plain And Simple Trying To Play God’… ‘The Power’s In The Search’ … ‘Trump Says Something, Misinformation, You’re Gonna Delete’ … ‘If A Democratic Leader Says That, Then, You’re Gonna Leave It’

    10/20/2020 4:38:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 10/19/2020
    A senior Google manager exposed the search engine and social media giant’s suppression of speech and democracy in a Project Veritas report released today. “I feel suffocated at Google,” said Ritesh Lakhkar, a technical program manager in Google’s Cloud division, to a Project Veritas undercover journalist. “Because on one side you have this professional or unprofessional attitude, and on the other side, you have this ultra-leftist attitude, and your entire existence is questioned.” Lakhkar said Google exercises deity-like control over the information Americans receive. “You’re like playing selective God,” he said. “If it was fraud, it doesn’t matter, but for...
  • YouTube Bans Video of Kidnapping Plot’s Alleged Ringleader Calling Trump an ‘Enemy’

    10/19/2020 3:39:07 PM PDT · by tomselliott · 12 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 10/19/2020 | Tom Elliott
    Google’s video platform, YouTube, doesn’t want people to know the Michigan kidnapping plot’s alleged ringleader considered President Trump an “enemy.” The man, now in federal custody, is named Brandon Caserta, and he made a series of videos while preparing his kidnapping plot against Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In one such video, Caserta expounds on his anarchist philosophy, calling President Trump an enemy. “Trump is not your friend, dude,” Caserta says. “And it amazes me that people actually, like, believe that, when he’s shown over and over and over again that he’s a tyrant. Every single person that works for government...
  • How Big Tech is Working on Stealing the Presidential Election From Trump

    10/19/2020 6:15:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 19, 2020 | Rachel Alexander
    Allum Bokhari, an investigative tech writer for Breitbart, published a book last month explaining how Big Tech intends to defeat Trump. If anyone should know, it’s him, having written about Big Tech’s attacks on conservatives for years. And it’s important to read this book, because the censorship is now so vast it is difficult to learn about it by merely digging up article after article. In #Deleted: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election, Bokhari goes over how it’s being stealthily done on many fronts, usually under the guise of something else. Big Tech uses certain...
  • Twitter NY Post Coverup-Seditious, Illegal In-Kind Contribution

    10/16/2020 11:46:31 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    The Constitutional Conservatives ^ | October 16, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Are Jack Dorsey, who has lied to Congress, and Mark Zuckerberg, who has no love fot freedom, democracy, and the Constitution, Russian assets? President Donald Trump was accussed of being a Russian asset because Moscow’s operatives tried to influence American opinion by buying a few thousand dollars of Facebook ads while fake Twitter accounts planted dubious stories. So how is Twitter and Facebook not meddling in our elections by suppressing a major American niewspaper’s URL for a story deemed harmful to one candidate in a presidential election? If there ever was any doubt that the social media tech giants Twitter...
  • Supreme Court Justices Slam Google For Apparently Cheating Its Way To The Top

    10/14/2020 5:27:27 AM PDT · by gattaca · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 14, 2020 | Michael J. Pappas
    While a decision in Google v. Oracle isn’t expected for a few months, the justices’ pointed questioning at the Big Tech giant indicates Google broke the law to get ahead. Michael J. PappasBy Michael J. Pappas OCTOBER 14, 2020 The Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Google v. Oracle on Oct. 7. The case involves several legal issues, all of which boil down to one principal question: Did Google cheat and steal its way to the top? 

While a decision on the case isn’t expected for a few months, the justices’ pointed questioning at the Big Tech giant points to...
  • New ad from Trump campaign features Fauci

    10/10/2020 8:46:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Thehill ^ | 10/10/2020 | Tal Axelrod
    The Trump campaign released a new ad Saturday featuring infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci as it looks to present a positive portrait of the White House's pandemic response. In a 30-second ad titled "Carefully," a narrator notes Trump's own recovery from the coronavirus and includes a clip of Fauci, the director of the National Institutes for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, touting the administration's efforts to blunt the virus's spread
  • Joe Biden store had t-shirts on Sept 14 - I PAID MORE IN TAXES THAN DONALD TRUMP

    09/28/2020 2:35:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    twitter ^ | 9-28-30 | a guy on Twitter
    The source is claiming he was able to go back and capture the screen shot from the Biden store. If this is true, and someone should be able to verify, they had t-shirts regarding the NY TIMES story about two weeks before the story. Again, if it is true, there has to be some kind of FEC violation. This could be a major in-kind contribution to the Biden campaign.
  • Big Tech’s praise for Biden will strike most people as a reason to prefer Trump

    09/26/2020 9:06:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2020 | 8:32pm | Post Editorial Board
    The two dozen tech geniuses who endorsed Joe Biden in a recent New York Times letter showed an obliviousness all too typical of the industry. Biden and running mate Kamala Harris “listen to experts before setting public policy,” they claim — which evidently means they’ll favor the tech industry’s preferences when it comes to immigration policy. The 24 winners of the Turing Award, aka the Nobel Prize of programming, don’t run the Big Tech companies. But they clearly join in the industry’s upset over H-1B visas, which normally allow for the recruitment of immigrants with specialized skills — until President...
  • Google: "Learn more about the history of racial injustice in America"

    09/26/2020 4:31:54 PM PDT · by Fedora · 28 replies
    Google | 09/26/2020 | Google
    Today the blurb below the sidebar on Google's homepage includes a link which says, "Learn more about the history of racial injustice in America." The link promotes the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a prisoner advocacy group founded by left-wing activist Bryan Stevenson. Following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1985, Stevenson moved to Atlanta and joined the Southern Center for Human Rights, affiliated with Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Stevenson ran the Center's Montgomery branch, which he converted into EJI in 1989. One action Stevenson took with the center was signing a petition to free convicted...
  • Justice Dept. expected to file antitrust action vs. Google

    09/24/2020 9:24:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 25, 2020 | Michael Balsamo and Marcy Gordon
    The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday. The department also is examining Google’s online advertising practices, said the person, who could not discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Antitrust officials at the department briefed state attorneys general Thursday on the planned action against Google, seeking support from states across the country that share concerns about Google’s conduct. The...
  • Senate panel threatens subpoena for Google, Facebook and Twitter executives

    09/24/2020 11:05:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 24 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The Senate Commerce Committee is planning to subpoena the executives of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify at an Oct. 1 hearing on the law that gives tech companies a legal liability shield if they do not agree to appear voluntarily by Thursday night. A spokesperson for the committee confirmed to The Hill that Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) intends to issue the subpoenas and believes their testimony to be crucial. Politico first reported on the subpoena threat. Spokespeople for Twitter and Facebook declined to comment. A spokesperson for Google did not immediately return a request for comment. The hearing is...
  • Facebook, Google Partner with Liberal Org for 2020 Election Strategy

    09/21/2020 10:49:02 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/21/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    It looks like the harbingers Dr. Robert Epstein had warned the country about regarding liberal Big Tech’s influence in elections is coming true. Big Tech giant Facebook informed the Media Research Center that it would be partnering with the nonpartisan digital encyclopedia Ballotpedia and the radical left-wing organization Democracy Works to help formulate the online platform’s 2020 election strategy. What makes this partnership so damning is that Democracy Works in particular has been heavily funded with millions collectively by at least six liberal organizations between 2012 and 2019. Also concerning is that Big Tech giant Google is also working with...
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz grills Google exec over pulling ads from The Federalist

    09/15/2020 2:23:00 PM PDT · by RandFan · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sep 15 | Ted Cruz
    WATCH: @TedCruz grills Google exec over pulling ads from The Federalist. Don Harrison: "Their comments section had racist commentary in it and that violated our ads policies..." Cruz: "... There are racist and offensive comments on YouTube comments." Video..