Eric Schmidt’s Massive Conflicts of Interest

For a while after Joe Biden was recognized as the victor in the November presidential election, political punditry wondered which direction he would go: pro- or anti-Big Tech? That has been clearly answered, as Biden installed several Silicon Valley influencers on his transition team, which in turn have helped populate his administration with former Big […]

Would Tech Oligarchs Dominate a Biden Administration?

Should Joe Biden end up being the next President of the United States, former Alphabet (parent company of Google) CEO and Chairman Eric Schmidt has been talked about the most as his top advisor for tech issues. The Financial Times reported last week that Biden is looking to the big names in Silicon Valley to create an in-White-House tech task […]

Twitter Drops Pretense of Neutrality by Censoring Trump

Twitter has now tried to censor the President of the United States, dropping any pretense of neutrality. On issues of race, Twitter’s neutrality was always a myth anyway. As the National Legal and Policy Center criticized, Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey embraced Black Lives Matter in 2014 at a time when its activists were […]

Shareholder Proposal on Sexual Harassment to be Considered at Alphabet (Google) Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, June 19, a shareholder proposal sponsored by the National Legal and Policy Center will be presented by NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty at the Alphabet (Google) annual meeting in Sunnyvale, California. Here is the text of the resolution and supporting statement: WHEREAS, Company executives have aggressively allied themselves with a variety of progressive social […]

Google Must Embrace Sexual Harassment Shareholder Proposal in Wake of Cover-Up Allegations

The revelation this week that Google made mega-payouts to two former executives accused of sexual harassment highlights the need for the adoption of a resolution by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), which is a shareholder in parent company Alphabet Inc. According to NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty, “Alphabet’s management must end the stonewall. A […]

Google Shareholder Files Resolution on Sexual Harassment

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has submitted a shareholder proposal to Alphabet, the parent company of Google, addressing the issue of sexual harassment. Last week, Google announced that it would end its policy of requiring mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment claims. The move apparently prompted similar actions by Facebook, eBay and Airbnb. The Alphabet […]

Is Eric Schmidt’s Departure Indicative of ‘Womanizing’ Culture at Google?

On the same day an Associated Press survey of its member editors determined that workplace sexual harassment was the No. 1 story of 2017, Google’s corporate parent company Alphabet said its CEO, Eric Schmidt, will leave as chairman of its board of directors. The development comes as Google became the subject of a recent report about […]

Google Billionaire Eric Schmidt Blames Americans for Wanting Tech Jobs

After saying shortly after the inauguration that he expected Donald Trump to do “evil things,” Alphabet (parent company of Google) executive chairman Eric Schmidt was back with another rant earlier this month about the president. This time the adjective addressed intellect rather than malevolence. Schmidt seized an opportunity to vent at MIT’s Computer Science and […]