“For four decades, we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts.” is what the Public Citizen website says about itself.
It has produced a report on the growing influence of Google in politics worldwide, made possible by the ad revenue it receives from web advertising that is powered by Google’s knowing as much about us as possible – information gained from our use of its products and services – so that it can target customised ads at us across the web.
Google is now the top political lobbyist in the US, giving donations to all and sundry. In the following YouTube video, the RT TV channel’s Abby Martin interviews a director of Public Citizen, Taylor Lincoln, about this state of affairs. The second link goes to the report mentioned in the video. Both are well worth watching/reading.
Why Google May Be More ‘Evil’ than the NSA | Think Tank –
Some facts Google doesn’t pop up on your screen –
National Security Agency (US) –