2016 Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

[I’m very happy to report that Maria Schneider is leading a class action against YouTube filed July 2.  If they’d just listened to her in this 2016 post on MTP.  Maybe next time.  In case you were wondering why music industry leaders don’t stand up to Google instead of giving them more safe harbors, she […]

Dirty Data: Google’s Embarrassing #ClimateStrike Charm Offensive is a Lesson in Propaganda

As any journalist can tell you (probably off the record), Google’s press police hammers the message of the day very aggressively.  We have a perfect example of those Googlely antics with their latest charm offensive on new data centers in Europe. Here’s the headline from The Street, which is very likely actual reporting on the story: […]

MTP Podcast:Fix Google’s Antitrust Problem by Fixing Its Supervoting Stock

All stockholders are equal but some stockholders are more equal than others. HOW A CAREER CON MAN LED A FEDERAL STING THAT COST GOOGLE $500 MILLION Issues that House Judiciary Should Investigate Against Google–End Supervoting Shares for Publicly Traded Companies Google Nonprosecution Agreement with Criminal Division DOJ Eric Schmidt Takes the 5th Under Questioning from Senator […]

The First Rule of Lawfare: Is Google’s Active Measures Campaign on Article 13 a Trial Run for Election Meddling by a US Non-State Actor?

Members of the European Parliament need to get a grip on these active measures campaigns before Google goes beyond “lobbying” on an issue vote and moves on to meddling in campaign outcomes in a few months when the European Parliament stands for election.

In a post-Cambridge Analytica world, we all know it’s a short step from undermining opposition on a particular issue to undermining the election of a particular candidate.  And Google is just as capable of meddling as any state actor if not more so.