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Google: 36 Scandals, Controversies, and Embarrassments

Contributors: 4
Items: 36
Summary Date Source
A Google critic was ousted from a think tank that funded by Google 08/30/2017 The New York Times
Google Shopping banned "gun" searches, but not for machetes, pipe bomb materials, rocket launchers 02/27/2018 The Federalist
Google banned ads related to the referendum on Ireland's abortion ban, which was seen as helping the pro-abortion side 05/09/2018 National Review Online
Mozilla exec says Google slowed YouTube down on non-Chrome browsers 07/25/2018 CNET
Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal 08/01/2018 The Intercept
Google records your location even when you tell it not to 08/13/2018 The Guardian
These Screenshots Show How Google Shadowbans Conservative And Pro-Trump Content 08/17/2018 The Federalist
96 Percent of Google Search Results for 'Trump' News Are from Liberal Media Outlets 08/25/2018 PJMedia
Google cut secret deal with Mastercard to track offline sales 08/30/2018 Bloomberg
90 percent of Google Employee Contributions Went to Dems 09/06/2018 PJMedia
Google pulled ads from a Putin opponent after a Kremlin complaint 09/09/2018 The Guardian
Leaked Google employee's email reveals effort to boost Latino vote, surprise that some voted for Trump 09/11/2018 Fox News
A leaked video showed Google senior leadership dismayed after Trump's election; the execs tell staff to use the company to ensure "a better quality of governance" 09/12/2018 Breitbart
Leaked video shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin comparing Trump voters to 'fascists' 09/13/2018 The Daily Mail
Senior Google Scientist Resigns over 'Forfeiture of Our Values' in China 09/13/2018 The Intercept
Google built a custom search engine for China that would provide authorities with phone numbers for users searching for banned topics 09/14/2018 The Intercept
Google is beginning to track air pollution, likely giving rise to new regulations 09/18/2018 The Washington Times
Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts 09/20/2018 The Wall Street Journal
Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Trump Travel Ban 09/20/2018 The Wall Street Journal
Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Search Users in China 09/21/2018 The Intercept
Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public 10/08/2018 The Wall Street Journal
Google Staff Reacts to Kavanaugh: ‘F---. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL.’ 10/09/2018 NewsBusters
Study: Google Search Has a 'Strong Preference' Towards Showing Users Left-Leaning Results 10/22/2018 All Sides
After one of its engineers was found to have sexually harassed co-workers, Google paid him $90 million as part of an exit package 10/25/2018 The New York Times
Google Employees Debated Burying Conservative Media In Search 11/29/2018 The Daily Caller
'F--- you leakers': A former senior Google employee says a frantic quest to stop internal info getting out is now management's 'number one priority' 12/08/2018 Business Insider
Google Employees Sought To Block Breitbart From Ads, Emails Show 12/10/2018 The Daily Caller
‘Disrespectful’: Google Employees Melt Down Over The Word ‘Family’ 01/16/2019 The Daily Caller
Google Moves to Address Wage Equity, and Finds It’s Underpaying Many Men 03/04/2019 The New York Times
Google VP Stepped In After Employees Offended By Christian Video On Marriage 03/18/2019 The Daily Caller
Google dissolved AI ethics panel after employees complained over black conservative's inclusion 04/05/2019 The Daily Caller
Googlers Petition 'to end Google’s business with Breitbart,' One Thousand Employees Co-Signed 07/10/2019 Project Veritas
Fired by Google, a Republican Engineer Hits Back: ‘There’s Been a Lot of Bullying’ 08/02/2019 The Wall Street Journal
Google confirms that it has been collecting personal health data on millions of patients 11/13/2019 LaCorte News
Google Refuses to Show Negative Search Suggestions About Black Lives Matter 09/01/2020 Breitbart
Google Deletes 100,000 Negative Reviews of Robinhood App From Angry Users 01/29/2021 Gizmodo
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