(Article) Do Know Evil? Google is Said to be Astroturfing

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Don't Be Evil -- Hire It Done

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| "The NY Times among others is reporting that Google is ramping up its
| lobbying clout (registration or bugmenot required). The 'Don't be evil'
| search engine company has hired the infamous astroturfing and dirty
| tricks firm Direct Connect, Inc. You may remember DCI from their recent
| attempts to pass off their 'Penguin Army' video as a product of some
| lone wit, unconnected with their client, Exxon. Or their involvement in
| Microsoft's 'even dead voters love Microsoft' campaign. With a staff of
| veterans in the biz (such as Chris 'Swiftboat' LaCivita and Jim
| 'Electioneering' Tobin), led by Tom 'Big Tobacco on the Dole' Synhorst,
| I'm sure DCI will be able to give Google whatever they're paying them
| for. The question is, what are they paying them for? And does 'Don't be
| evil' imply 'Don't pay professionals to be evil for you?' Or could
| there possibly be a non-evil reason to hire these clowns?"


Re: (Article) Do Know Evil? Google is Said to be Astroturfing

__/ [ Roy Schestowitz ] on Friday 15 September 2006 05:34 \__

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        Google forms political pressure group


One more company that wants to (re)write the laws. Some say that bribery in
politics is what tweaks the rules to suit the wealthy corporations. I hope
that Google will rethink this. As well as the censorship, the 'extensions'
of standards, and snobbery over validation. Where is that Google which was
so much liked...?

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