Google is the most powerful company in the history of the world. It is the portal through which the bulk of our information flows. That means that if Google isn’t on the level, neither is our understanding of the world. To an unprecedented extend, Google controls reality.
Now Google has shown a disturbing willingness to distort reality for ideological ends, as evidenced by the firing of software engineer, James Damore. Dammer dared to write a memo assessing the political culture at the company and was swiftly terminated for sharing his alternative political opinions.
In Europe, Google has already been hit with a nearly $3 billion fine for violating antitrust law. Congress here and the Trump administration should go further than that. Since it has the power to censor the internet, Google should be regulated like the public utility it is to make sure it doesn’t further distort the free flow of information.