Tuesday, September 19

Google Forms PAC

Google has decided to get more involved in politics. They have filed necessary paperwork to create a PAC. Their first issue on the docket? Net neutrality!

(Cnet) The top priority for Google NetPAC, as the company has named it, will be swaying "critical decisions affecting Internet freedom, innovation, and competition," said Alan Davidson, Google's Washington policy counsel.

"It's simply a part of our company's steadily increasing involvement in national and global policy issues," Davidson added in an e-mail interview.

The company began stepping up those efforts last year when it hired Davidson, formerly of the Center for Democracy and Technology advocacy group, to launch a Washington-based policy shop. Since then, it has added Jamie Brown, a former White House aide under President Bush, and continues to employ outside lobbying firms.