Officially, the online search giant Google’s mission is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” According to two new reports—one from the Wall Street Journal and one from the nonprofit, nonpartisan Campaign for Accountability’s Google Transparency Project, the company doesn’t just organize. When Google wishes it had information that’d maybe help further its policy and regulatory goals, it just pays academics under the table to gin it up.
Company pays stipends of $5,000 to $400,000 for research supporting business practices that face regulatory scrutiny; a ‘wish list’ of topics.
"Renewable energy companies seek to convey an image of not just cleaner energy, but also cleaner politics. EPI, however, embraces the same campaign-style tactics that green energy companies purport to oppose," writes our Executive Director Daniel Stevens in an op-ed to the Washington Examiner.
He can’t tell White House aides not to get their own attorneys, say letters to disciplinary panels.
Last November, Floridians voted down a controversial ballot measure that would have limited expansion of rooftop solar panels. While voters declared their support for green energy, the industry’s customers have been telling a different story.
Slaughter, Duncan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bring Transparency to Political Intelligence Industry
Representatives Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) and John J. Duncan (R-TN) introduced the bipartisan Political Intelligence Transparency Act. Campaign for Accountability supports this legislation.
Our Executive Director, Daniel Stevens, writes about Republican megadonor David Humphreys' ties to the Missouri state legislature in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch column.
An ethics watchdog claims Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen violated House rules by criticizing a local bank executive in a fundraising letter to her employer.