Submitted by Daniel Pi on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 11:32

ImageDavid Dayen of reports that Google Inc., the company that forced you to create a Google+ account no matter how much you didn't want it, has been attempting to gain influence in the government and courts in a roundabout way: by pouring buckets of money into the coffers of academia. Specifically, the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University. The charge is that Google is attempting to curry favor with elite academics who are likely either to have government connections, or who may someday hold government or judicial positions themselves.

Not quite sure whether we should score this one a public relations win, loss, or draw for L&E.

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