Big Tech-Funded Super PAC Spending More than $100M to Destroy Trump

Business
October 22nd, 2020 10:47 AM

The Big Tech moguls are sparing no expense in their attempt to destroy President Donald Trump’s re-election bid and help Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden claim the White House. Democratic Super PAC Future Forward, “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-…

Google Issues Response to Antitrust Lawsuit, Calls Complaint ‘Dubious’

TechWatch
October 21st, 2020 1:09 PM

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed its antitrust lawsuit against Google yesterday, and Google released its response. Spoiler: the company is not happy. Google released a statement October 20 expressing outrage at the lawsuit, describing the suit as “deeply flawed.” “People use Google because they choose to, not because they're forced to, or because they can't find alternatives,”…

Veritas: Google Programmer Admits How Liberal Bias Could Rig Election

TechWatch
October 20th, 2020 3:56 PM

An undercover report by Project Veritas purportedly shows a Google program manager explaining how bias at Google could be used to rig the 2020 presidential election. Guerilla journalism outlet Project Veritas released footage of Senior Development Enginer Ritesh Lakhkar, who Project Veritas said is Google’s Cloud division technical program manager. In the video, Lakhkar condemned his…

FINALLY! DOJ Files Antitrust Suit Against Google

TechWatch
October 20th, 2020 1:43 PM

The heat has steadily risen for Big Tech over the last few years, and it appears, at least for Google, that the hot water has reached a boiling point. Google’s day of reckoning may finally be upon us. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed its long-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Google in the Washington D.C District Court on Tuesday, following more than a year of investigations…

Several States Planning Antitrust Investigation Against Google: Report

TechWatch
October 16th, 2020 2:55 PM

With the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit against Google still pending, it appears as though some state attorneys general may be taking matters into their own hands. Several states are now planning to open their own antitrust investigations into Google. The states of Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and New York are reportedly planning to release a joint statement explaining that…

Google Researcher Warns Google May Be ‘Shifting Power’ to Flip Senate

TechWatch
October 13th, 2020 1:05 PM

The social media researcher who warned about Google’s power to shift the election said that the company may be focusing on a new solution: the United States Senate. Dr. Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, told the Media Research Center that Google is “now focusing most of their vote shifting power on the Senate races,…

DOJ Antitrust Suit Against Google May Force Sale of Chrome: Report

TechWatch
October 12th, 2020 4:30 PM

With the presidential election looming, the Department of Justice (DOJ) appears to be determined to strike Big Tech as soon as possible. The DOJ could file an antitrust lawsuit against Google in the coming weeks, and may force the company to sell its dominant Chrome browser, according to a Politico story on Saturday.

House Antitrust Report Takes a Swing Against Big Tech

TechWatch
October 7th, 2020 3:59 PM

Congress has finally begun to take action against Big Tech’s reign of terror, this time, with a focus on antitrust. 

The House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law released its antitrust report late Tuesday,…

Academics Bewildered by Trump’s Domination of Google Results

TechWatch
October 6th, 2020 3:57 PM

President Donald Trump continues to confound academics as they try to explain possible correlations between Google searches and electoral victory. The conclusion? It’s all up for grabs! Psychology Today’s report concluded that Trump is once again the chaos candidate. The article’s main observation suggested: “The polls might be way off, again.” In past elections, there has been a…

No Surprise! Big Tech Among Top Contributors to Biden, Not Trump

TechWatch
October 2nd, 2020 2:47 PM

Big Tech companies appear to be pulling for a former Vice President Joe Biden victory in November. 

“Joining Amazon, Alphabet's Google and Microsoft are among the top five contributors to Joe Biden's candidate campaign committee in the 2020 cycle, according to data from OpenSecrets, a website which tracks money in politics and campaign finance records,” noted Reuters.

DOJ Expected to Bring Antitrust Suit Against Google Next Week: Report

TechWatch
September 30th, 2020 2:27 PM

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been preparing to potentially take down Google’s empire, and it’s nearing the finish line. The DOJ is expected to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google next week, and “is currently urging state attorneys general to sign onto the lawsuit,” several sources familiar with the process told Reuters yesterday.

Senate Panel Threatens to Subpoena Google, Facebook, Twitter: Report

TechWatch
September 24th, 2020 4:44 PM

The CEOs of four major Big Tech companies have been given an ultimatum: testify in the Senate or face the music. “The Senate Commerce Committee plans to subpoena the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify at an Oct. 1 hearing about the tech industry's prized liability protections if the three do not agree by Thursday night to requests to appear,” Politico wrote on…

House Subcommittee Hearing Explores How Big Tech Radicalizes America

TechWatch
September 24th, 2020 4:06 PM

Amidst calls for Section 230 reform and antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook, a House subcommittee hearing today explored the relationship between Big Tech’s lack of accountability and the radicalization of their respective platforms’ users. 


The House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing entitled “…

WashPost: DOJ Moves Closer to Bringing Antitrust Case Against Google

TechWatch
September 22nd, 2020 2:30 PM

The Department of Justice (DOJ) may now be one step closer to bringing down Google’s massive empire. The DOJ is expected to brief state attorneys general on plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google as early as this week, according to sources cited in The Washington Post.