Explore facts & opinions on Google, a company we advise against transacting with, based on a collection of web scraped data.

By β™Ÿ β€” Updated Feb 11, 2023


  • Large job creator
  • Great email provider


  • Monopoly Power, Political Bias/Lobbying, Labor Practices, Privacy Concerns and Misinformation.
    • Between 2010 and 2021, Google spent over $100 million on lobbying efforts to influence policies and regulations that undermine democracy.
  • Has vast amounts of information and can manipulate things to its advantage
  • 2018 – Embroiled in a data privacy controversy, where it was revealed that a software bug had exposed the personal data of up to 500,000 Google+ users. The company chose not to disclose the breach for fear of regulatory scrutiny, and this decision was met with significant criticism.
  • 2018 – Controversial Dragonfly project planned to develop a censored search engine for the Chinese market
  • 2017 – European Union imposed a record-breaking $2.7 billion fine on Google for antitrust violations (reduced competition, unfair advantages, stifling innovation, economic instability, etc)
  • 2016 – Evading taxes in Europe by using complex financial structures to move profits to tax havens.
  • 2014 – Street View Data Collection collected data (such as email and passwords) from unsecured Wi-Fi networks while photographing streets.
  • 2013 – Scanning the content of Gmail messages in order to target ads to users
  • Involvement in Project Maven, a Pentagon project that involved using artificial intelligence to improve drone strikes
  • AdWords that perform well have a magically increased Cost Per Click
  • Google-owned YouTube has faced controversies over content moderation of promoting extremist content and failing to address harassment and hate speech.
  • Year after year of anti-competitive behavior by giving its own products and services priority in search results and by making it difficult for competitors to gain visibility
  • Google has faced criticism over its role in the spread of misinformation online

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