Google tried to take down Breitbart?

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Dec 10, 2018 40 Comments

It looks like Google took the lamentations of their employees very seriously after the 2016 election.

Careful, tech folks. You want government regulation? This is how you get government regulation.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/12/10/exclusive-senior-google-employees-target-breitbart-adsense/

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  • Box AssKlwn
    It's a private company. 1st ammendment applies to government trying to censor its citizens, not private companies. Why is this so hard for people to understand?
    Dec 10, 2018 14
    • Facebook qtcusiqbk
      "What are Safe Harbor laws"

      Can the phone company shut off your phone if they don't like what you say? No, no they cannot.
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Amazon MemeMagic
      You’ll never see leftists become more free market conservative than when they defend tech giant monopolies because they use their dominance to favor leftist political ideologies.

      I wonder if tech companies were headquartered in Arlington, Texas, run by Christian conservatives, and going around removing Adsense dollars from Vox they would be so adamant on this point?
      Dec 10, 2018
    • New DuQvV7x
      Find the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision.

      Consume with pepper and salt.
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Amazon MemeMagic
      I don’t think the same rules should apply to monopolies, so GFY
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Box AssKlwn
      You'll never see conservatives abandon free market principles faster than when their precious "freedom of speech" is potentially threatened by the private industry they claim to support with free market principles.

      Is it time to regulate these companies ala the PUC??? Sounds like a great way to stifle the innovation the free market is supposed to foster.

      🤔
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Microsoft Nietzsche.
    Another “do no harm” tactic from white liberals at Google. America - where all your thinkspeak information channels will be curated by liberals.
    Dec 10, 2018 3
    • Apple / Eng Eckel
      Curated is still better than fabricated, which is what Fox Entertainment does
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Logitech / Data
      Dillon E.

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      Dillon E.more
      What are you talking about Apple? You're justifying Google's behavior using Fox news? Wow. Just wow.
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Apple / Eng Eckel
      Just pointing out that the pot has no right to call anyone else black
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Facebook / Data Jeef Besus
    Breitbart is a trash website. We’d all be better off if it didn’t exist. Breitbart isn’t entitled to be monetized by Adsense. If Google identified that Breitbart violated policies to warrant exclusion from Adsense then they would be right to do so.

    Even if employees had a vendetta against them, if you violate policies they have the right to act on it. Ultimately this didn’t even work.
    Dec 10, 2018 5
    • Apple / Eng fmzdhd
      Why Google can refuse to serve a company if a baker cannot refuse to serve gay couple?
      If that wasn’t discrimination I don’t know what is, or google quit ad business all together
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      If Breitbart wants change, they can do just what the couple did: court.

      It's that simple.
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Apple / Eng fmzdhd
      Oh yep, with so many “progressive” organization funding that couple’s legal war with a small poor baker.
      I wouldn’t be surprised at all those organizations would come to google’s defense of its discrimination behavior
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      I didn't say it was perfect. It's just the recourse. Fist shaking isn't very efficacious.
      Dec 10, 2018
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      klokovmore
      True that! Some of the most ignorant, poorly educated conservatives post regularly on Breitbart.
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Logitech / Data
    Dillon E.

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    Dillon E.more
    Dipshits at Google need to learn to stop being bias.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • New ktFx33
    Breitbart is hate-speech. Companies don’t need to support hate-speech
    Dec 10, 2018 4
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      activesitemore
      How is it hate-speech?
      Dec 10, 2018
    • New ktFx33
      You shouldn’t need to ask this
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Amazon jtGV66
      Hate speech isn’t a thing. If someone gets to decide certain things are hate speech then anything can ultimately be hate speech.
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Amazon MemeMagic
      Oh man, it’s so ironic that George Carlin was a liberal. Never forget that hate speech is defined by those in power, just because you like the definition now doesn’t mean you’ll like the definition later
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Microsoft metoo++
    Is it possible these Google employees were colluding with Russian or Chinese operatives in an attempt to influence the next election?
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • New qyxllla
    Another Russia MAGA post.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Except our present government is moussilini fascist.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft DrTeeth
    Google may be a private company, but the effects this platform has on society is enough for people with power to notice. And that brings scrutiny. Which in turn can bring increased regulatory control, or antitrust action.

    Google and Facebook are already targets of suspicion from politicians across the spectrum, for exactly this kind of shit. It's one thing to build something with a stated lofty goal of connecting the world. It's another when the illusion of detached neutrality is shattered, and now you're no longer a disinterested spectator or harmless referee---you're a biased participant just like the rest of us. And that paints a target on your back.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Facebook Whateverrs
    Great, they should take down breitbart.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft hellobyby
    Google maybe needs to have its ad business shut down for a bit until they realize how not to be prejudiced
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Illumina / Other
    EpicEnzyme

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    Looks like I forgot to tag @google
    Dec 10, 2018 1
    • Don’t worry. They will scan you , track you and hunt your revenue source regardless.
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Spotify KXAo87
    Doesn't BB make all its money from selling hats and magic elixirs? And donations from the mercers?

    It makes sense for google to shut down ad sense from a brand safety perspective. Most brands dont want to appear next to some race bait article on BB
    Dec 10, 2018 0

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