Tulsi Gabbard Files $50M Lawsuit Against Google for Post-Debate Ad Ban, by Tyler O’Neil.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)’s campaign [for Democrat Presidential nominee] announced a $50 million lawsuit against Google, alleging that the Big Tech company violated Gabbard’s free speech by temporarily suspending her campaign’s Google ads account for six hours after the first Democratic debate last month.
“Google’s discriminatory actions against my campaign are reflective of how dangerous their complete dominance over internet search is, and how the increasing dominance of big tech companies over our public discourse threatens our core American values,” Gabbard told The New York Times in a statement on the lawsuit. “This is a threat to free speech, fair elections and to our democracy, and I intend to fight back on behalf of all Americans.”
“In the hours following the 1st debate, while millions of Americans searched for info about Tulsi, Google suspended her search ad account w/o explanation. It is vital to our democracy that big tech companies can’t affect the outcome of elections,” Gabbard tweeted. “Google controls 88% of internet search in the US — giving it control over our access to information. Google’s arbitrary suspension of the account of a presidential candidate should be of concern to all Americans.” …
Gabbard was the most searched candidate on Google, yet the company blocked her campaign.
Infighting on the left is inevitable as the leftist purity spiral tightens.
Good to see some on the left fighting back against Google. Notice how they fight, quickly launching lawsuits and making bold claims? So different from the usual conservative muttering and timidity. (Not Trump, obviously. But then, he’s not a conservative and the establishment right hate him for his manner.)