Gabbard campaign sues Google over suspending ads, suppressing free speech

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Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, announces she has filed a lawsuit against Google claiming suppression of free speech. Courtesy gabbard.house.gov
Search engine giant Google is denying wrongdoing after being sued for $50 million for allegedly undermining a campaign led by Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, by suspending its online advertising after Gabbard’s attention-grabbing performance in the first candidates’ debate, June 26. “We filed a lawsuit against Google because no tech monopoly or any other entity should have the undue influence to suppress freedom of speech and unfairly impact elections. If Google can do it to me, they can do it to you,” Gabbard said on Twitter, Sept. 10. The lawsuit comes as social media providers and popular websites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube have come under increasing attack for viewpoint-based discrimination against users – pa
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