HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » The Googlization of the F...

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:01 AM

The Googlization of the Far Right: Why is Google Funding Grover Norquist, Heritage Action and ALEC?

ORIGINAL twitter thread:




UNROLLED thread:

The Googlization of the Far Right: Why is Google Funding Grover Norquist, Heritage Action and ALEC?👉 Google, has been funding a growing list of groups advancing the agenda of the Koch brothers. https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/11/12319/google-funding-grover-norquist-heritage-action-alec-and-more

Organizations that received "substantial" funding from Google for the first time over the past year include Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform, the Federalist Society, the American Conservative Union (best known for its CPAC conference),
and the political arm of the Heritage Foundation that led the charge to shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act: Heritage Action.


In 2013, Google also funded the corporate lobby group, the American Legislative Exchange Council, although that group is not listed as receiving "substantial" funding in the list published by Google.

U.S. corporations are not required to publicly disclose their funding of political advocacy groups, and very few do so, but since at least 2010 Google has chosen to voluntarily release some limited details about grants it makes to U.S. non-profits.

The published list from Google is not comprehensive, including only those groups that "receive the most substantial contributions from Google's U.S. Federal Public Policy and Government Affairs team."

What Google considers "substantial" is not explained -- no dollar amounts are given -- but the language suggests significant investments from Google and, with a stock value of $330 billion, Google has considerably deep pockets.

Google has a distinctively progressive image, but in March 2012 it hired former Republican member of the House of Representatives, Susan Molinari as its Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations.

According to the New York Times, Molinari is being "paid handsomely to broaden the tech giant's support beyond Silicon Valley Democrats and to lavish money and attention on selected Republicans."


New "Substantial" Right-Wing Google Grants in Past Year
CMD examined the information released by Google for the years 2010 to 2013. The voluntary disclosures indicate that the following groups are either new grantees of Google since September 2012-
or have been listed as having received a "substantial" Google grant for the first time:

American Conservative Union
Americans for Tax Reform
CATO Institute
Federalist Society
George Mason University Law School Law and Economics Center
Heritage Action
Mercatus Center
Mercatus Center
National Taxpayers Union
R Street Institute
Texas Public Policy Foundation



The Koch network uses a maze of nonprofit groups and LLCs to conceal donations and campaign activity.





Federalist Society👉 The Federalist Society describes itself as a “a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order” and as a counter to law schools that are “dominated by a form of orthodox liberal ideology.” https://www.desmogblog.com/federalist-society-law-and-public-policy-studies



ALEC(shhh Koch) Corporations 👉 Corporations identified as being involved with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since CMD's ALEC Exposed project launched in 2011: https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC_Corporations


Facebook partners with think-tank (Atlantic Council)funded by Saudi Arabia, major oil companies, defense contractors, and Charles Koch to Censor Posts That Threaten “Democracy” https://theantimedia.com/facebook-atlantic-council-democracy/

>>>>> NOTE: (likely why they REFUSE to remove doctored videos of Nancy Pelosi) <<<<<

Atlantic Council
Facebook Partners with Saudi-Funded Think Tank to Censor Posts That Threaten "Democracy"

The Atlantic Council is partially funded by theocratic dictatorships such as Saudi Arabia.
https://theantimedia.com/facebook-atlantic-council-democracy/


Beware the Big Five. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/04/05/silicon-valley-beware-big-five/

An introduction to the Koch digital media network
The Koch brothers are more famous for how they spend their money than for how they make it. Their political buys may hit $400 million this year.
https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2018/10/intro-to-koch-brothers-digital/






Russia communicated with US Treasury officials through Gmail backchannel during 2016 campaign:

The Russian government reportedly communicated with U.S. Treasury Department officials through a Gmail back channel as it attempted to gain financial documents about its enemies in places such as America.
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/422319-russia-communicated-with-us-treasury-officials-through-gmail

Heritage Foundation https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Heritage_Foundation

Conservatives met with Mark Zuckerberg. Others represented conservative organizations, such as former Sen. Jim DeMint and Robert Bluey of the Heritage Foundation, Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute https://www.recode.net/platform/amp/2016/5/18/11706230/mark-zuckerberg-meeting-conservatives-biased-facebook

2 replies, 409 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply The Googlization of the Far Right: Why is Google Funding Grover Norquist, Heritage Action and ALEC? (Original post)
CousinIT May 24 OP
BSdetect May 24 #1
democratisphere May 24 #2

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:07 AM

1. Google doing harm? Who would have thought?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:10 AM

2. Google needs to be dismantled. Way too much power which is being abused.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread