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[–] RugerLCP_2 2 points 22 points (+24|-2) ago 

This needs to be used as evidence of the up coming court case against google

[–] Honey_Pot 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If directors were allowed to deviate from shareholder wealth maximization, they would inevitably turn to indeterminate balancing standards, which provide no accountability. As a result, directors could be tempted to pursue their own self-interest.

[–] Vvswiftvv17 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

They are private. The laws need to be changed if we want to hold them accountable. Otherwise they should be free to show whatever they want.

[–] viperguy [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

NO LAW CHANGES NEEDED. There are past US supreme court rulings regarding trespassing political speech on a private property being allowed if the private property is a de facto monopoly of the target listeners ears.

[–] slwsnowman40 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Marsh v Alabama, 1946.

Nothing really needs to be changed, that precedent needs to be applied to Jewgle, Kikebook etc.

[–] CrustyBeaver52 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Corporations are private, but they are also a privileged class of limited liability, granted by government, and as such they are held to a higher standard of behavior with privileges related to property also equally restricted by government. Property is a legal definition, and there is more than one kind, and it is also defined by government.

In law, government has complete authority and control over corporations - this is an undisputed legal fact - cemented in case histories through the Supreme Court. Trump can halt trading and seize the company any time he pleases with a single sentence from his pen.

There is no need to change any laws. The existing laws are very clear, and Google is deliberately breaking them. It's not like Google doesn't have lawyers. They know what the law says, and they know they are violating that law on purpose. It doesn't matter why. The government has full authority to do whatever it wants to in such cases.