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posted by martyb on Wednesday November 10 2021, @03:06PM   Printer-friendly
from the service-guarantees-citizenship dept.

Google sends anti-regulation propaganda to small businesses using Google Maps:

Google is quietly enlisting the help of small businesses to help protect the nearly $2 trillion company from antitrust regulations. In response to Congressional bills like the "Ending Platform Monopolies Act," which would ban platform owners from favoring their own services over the competition, Google is telling small business owners that these bills would hurt their ability to find customers online and that they should contact their congressperson about the issue.

We've seen Google do political action before, usually in the form of headline-grabbing blog posts from CEO Sundar Pichai defending the latest product-bundling scheme. The strategy here seems new, though; rather than writing a public blog post, Google is quietly targeting users who have registered business listings on Google Maps. These users report receiving unsolicited emails and an "action item" in the Google Business Profile UI that both link to Google's new anti-antitrust site.


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  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 10 2021, @09:39PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 10 2021, @09:39PM (#1195266)

    1. Julian Assange - Google Is Not What It Seems [wikileaks.org]

    Notice how many of the pictures include Hillary Clinton...

    2. Blavatnik School of Government [archive.org]

    • Mark Carney - Governor, Bank of England
    • William Jefferson Clinton
    • Eric Schmidt - CEO, Google

    3. Wellcome Trust SEC form [sec.report]

    • $275 million in Twitter
    • $260 million in Apple
    • $245 million in Microsoft
    • $223 million in Google
    • $173 million in IBM
    • $163 million in Facebook
    • $144 million in Cisco
    • $125 million in Verizon
    • Similar sized stakes in Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Coca Cola and Pepsi, J&J, P&G, Exxon, GE

    So Google is part owned by a giant Big Tech investment trust HQ'd in London. It's not an American company, and with foreign stakes this large these are no longer American companies.

    4. World Economic Forum [archive.org] Strategic Foundation Partners

    • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • The Rockefeller Foundation
    • The Wellcome Trust

    For the guy who said it's bigger than Standard Oil, the Rockefeller network is Standard Oil. Wellcome and Google are partnered with them. And Microsoft is Microsoft.

    5. The WEF's American subsidiary was run by Kevin Steinberg [archive.is]

    • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Kevin served as the president of Purpose
    • Previously, Kevin was the chief operating officer of the World Economic Forum USA

    6. Purpose is also known as Avaaz [archive.md]

    the orchestrated public relations campaign to re-brand proscribed Islamist terrorist organisations in the West as proponents of “social justice”

    All of that money and power is bottlenecked through Hamas supporters who were deliberately given control of all of these Internet businesses so that Hillary could have that global ban on criticism of Islam [nypost.com] that she wanted.

    7. Meanwhile Bill Gates was making deals with other tech executives and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal [archive.is]

    8. Alwaleed bin Talal has a bit of notoriety to him [yahoo.com]

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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Thursday November 11 2021, @02:38AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 11 2021, @02:38AM (#1195322) Journal
    • $275 million in Twitter
    • $260 million in Apple
    • $245 million in Microsoft
    • $223 million in Google
    • $173 million in IBM
    • $163 million in Facebook
    • $144 million in Cisco
    • $125 million in Verizon
    • Similar sized stakes in Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Coca Cola and Pepsi, J&J, P&G, Exxon, GE

      and with foreign stakes this large these are no longer American companies.

    The foreign stakes aren't large at all. All the companies you mention have enormous valuations that dwarf these investments. I'm not going to even bother with the rest of your post when you are this clueless except to note that several other bullet points were absolutely useless to your post.