Dhillon on Google Testifying in Congressional Hearing

Harmeet Dhillon

Harmeet Dhillon Appears on Fox News’ ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ To Discuss Google, Breitbart

According to Dhillon:

This is only a subset of the issues that people should be asking Google that is the subject of the testimony tomorrow, but Google—for years as he pointed out—has been collecting data and not disclosing to users, number one, the extent of the collection of the data or what they are doing with the data. We have also learned of significant breaches, including today a breach of 52.5 million users in the Google+ failed experiment in social media. It is not clear when that happen. Google is not disclosing to people exactly what happened and what has been made of it. As I pointed out, they get away with it, because they have a seat of politicians in Washington even on the Republican side, and government agencies whose tasks is to examine these issues and protect consumers. Consumers are at a complete loss. What I expect to happen on Capitol Hill tomorrow is that there will be some posturing questions written by staffers and members of Congress that they will read out and you will have some focus group tested jargony incomprehensible responses from impeaching folks to do a little bit of a dance, and everybody will go home not understanding what the answers were and probably won’t do anything about it. This is a real tragedy and missed opportunity.

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I am not surprised that Google employees plotted to get rid of Breitbart. Google is denying it, but there is extensive evidence that they did it and they did it in two ways. One way was after the election as he mentioned a number of excitable left-wing Google executives and employees tried to squeeze Breitbart and other conservative outlets into this hate speech category. They then confessed that after a lot of effort that was really tough, so they also did a two-pronged approach, and having their ad people contact customers and tell them that it might be dangerous or a bad idea to advertise or allow the ads to be placed on conservative news websites like Breitbart and others pointed to some outside groups like sleeping giant that makes it a business practice of defaming conservative writers in organizations and using that as a smear. Google also does this and many other ways like through its YouTube and categorizes the content as sensitive, which automatically both makes it hard to find the content online and also strips that content from the ability to gain advertising revenues, so Google is doing this systematically. They are doing it purposefully, and I think that it violates not just some laws including Communications Decency Act, but it violates state laws that have to do with fraud and transparency on business practices and constitution. Again, Google was able to get away with this, because they contribute to some conservative groups like sea packet, a lot of money to show up, and certainly on Capitol Hill. They get away with it and we see nothing done to control this duopoly, monopoly on advertising revenue. It is very dangerous, because of the shaping of what young people in America who mainly get their news through Google every day.

Harmeet Dhillon is a nationally recognized lawyer, trusted boardroom advisor, and passionate advocate for individual, corporate and institutional clients across numerous industries and walks of life. Her focus is in commercial litigation, employment law, First Amendment rights, and election law matters.
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