Google Ideas (currently Jigsaw in the new Google Alphabet) is out of control. It brought in Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn and their whole Censor the Internet Because People Hurt Our Feelings insanity. But censoring the internet was the tip of the megalomaniacal iceberg for Google Ideas.
How about overthrowing a government? Google Ideas was on it.
Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week.
Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region.
"Given how hard it is to get information into Syria right now, we are partnering with Al-Jazeera who will take primary ownership over the tool we have built, track the data, verify it, and broadcast it back into Syria," he said.
The left hates corporations overthrowing governments... unless it's corporations they like. Twitter boasted of its role in the coup against Mubarak. But then it brought in Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency to censor and shut down Twitter accounts with the Trust and Safety Council.
Google has a much better record on free speech than Twitter. Especially in the post-Schmidt era. Which is why it needs to rein in Google Ideas, which shouldn't even exist in the Alphabet era in which Google is trying to be a serious company instead of a confused warehouse of random ideas profiting from its search monopoly.