Remember vice president Al Gore? Who was pretty famous for claiming to invent the internet but now more famous for making hundreds of millions off of global warming.
Well a recent article in the NewYorker(subscription required to read article) magazine interviews Al Gore and talks specifically about his involvement with Google. Even more specifically about his role as an adviser to the search quality team and what they should and should not censor politically.
The article somewhat alludes to Google’s involvement as a whole with the democratic party and how they could drastically help (or not). It also talks about how Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt serves in the Obama administration.
It also talks about how in general the Obama administration has turned a blind eye to a lot of Google’s advertising tactics. Giving them room to disclose less about their deceptive advertising methods.
I wrote before about how I thought Google did not want to go down the FTC road but if they have the Whitehouse in their back pocket then that would make sense why they can act all giddy when new FTC guidelines are released for new disclosure and at the same time be MUCH less transparent themselves.
From the article:
There is an increasing body of evidence that Google may be less concerned about promoting a free, open and “democratic” Internet, and more concerned with promoting a regulated Internet for the benefit of “Democrats.”
The article also reveals Google AdSense accounts for 98% of all of Google’s revenue.
Its a pretty interesting read if you can get your hands on the article.
Disclosure: I voted for Obama. (and would again).