$500K Taxpayer-Funded Subsidy Directly Benefits Google, Tech Giants

Google, Alphabet

Multi-billion dollar tech giants with close access to President Obama’s White House, including Google, are benefitting from a $500,000 taxpayer-funded subsidy that was funneled by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to a report released Monday by Sen. James Lankford (R., Okla.).

Google Admits to Screening YouTube Stars’ Questions for Obama

Google / AP

Google has admitted it was involved in selecting which questions Youtube stars asked President Obama during a recent series of interviews organized by the company. One of the interviewers, Hank Green of Vlog Brothers, confirmed in his own social media posting that Google had intervened in his question selection.