Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Report: Google opponent paid $300,000 to Hawley campaign

Bloomberg News is reporting that there may be a bit more to Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's lawsuit against Google.

A major contributor to Hawley's 2016 election, Peter Thiel, who provided Hawley with $300,000, is a prominent opponent of Google:

Thiel, an early investor in Facebook Inc., has criticized Google for years. In 2012, he sparred with then-Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt on stage at a conference, calling the company’s search engine a monopoly. “It’s quite legal to have a monopoly as long as you don’t abuse it," he added. In his recent book, "Zero to One," Thiel argued Google was a monopoly and said every company should want to be one.

Hawley's action against Google is detailed in this post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is probably just as shocking as a Union giving money to a politician that is against the right to work. I think people are allowed to support the political campaigns of people that share their view points.