The Growing Google-ization Of Washington

By: Doug Halonen, TVNewsCheck, 6/8/2016

Google’s clout has been on the rise at the FCC over the past few years, and that’s causing heartburn for some of the Silicon Valley giant’s competitors, including broadcasting and cable.

“It seems that whatever Google wants, Google gets from this commission,” said one broadcast industry lobbyist, who asked not to be identified.

Employees for Google and “associated entities” visited the White House 427 times since Obama took office in 2009 through October last year, according to a recent study by the watchdog Campaign for Accountability.

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