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Information, Internet & Technology: Google wanna be King in American Politics!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Google wanna be King in American Politics!!

Some facts gathered from different pieces of news sources, showing that Google is trying to gain more influence in American Politics or they are trying to create "king" in the American Politics...

1. Google had registered a political action committee (PAC) with the US federal election commission.

2. Google has included 2006 election guide on Google Earth to help U.S. voters prepare for November's elections. Google Earth is free for download, it offers live newsfeeds on those candidates, as well as links to campaign finance information and somemore it directs you to voter registration information for your state.

3. Google employees have been involved with leftwing groups such as

4. Google-bomb, a sophisticated one, carrying a double warhead containing manipulated search results and an AdWords campaign. It is targeted at the 70 Republican candidates running for Congress across the US. For example, the Google search engine, if you have a search for "bush", it would have come up with at least 5 out of the top 10 results having hyperlinks to websites that have negative write-up on the politician. Somemore, the Adwords might carry negative political AdWords campaigns, eventhough Google bans political advertisements.

According to Google, its involvement in politics is hoping to gain influence on the US government to protect net neutrality. Well, this is good, I surely support, which preserves the Internet as a free and open platform for information, communication and innovation


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