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Submission + - Jill Stein campaign accuses Google of illegally censoring campaign ads (

imortate writes: U.S. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's campaign says that Google has informed them, the day before their campaign ads are set to run, that they will be censored due to "inappropriate language."

Google has served as the ad broker for placement of the campaign's satellite and cable television ad placements.

According to the campaign, "What Google does not seem to understand is that federal law prohibits broadcasters from censoring ads submitted by candidates for public office."

This is called the "no censorship rule," and is designed to protect broadcasters from liability for the content of campaign ads by forbidding them to censor campaign ads.

Has Google, in setting themselves up as a major ad broker, failed to understand and follow the laws that govern advertising and broadcasting?

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Submission + - Google selling Clearwire to re-balance portfolio (

xwwt writes: Google has filed documents today declaring intent to sell its entire stake in Clearwire for $1.60 a share, meaning a significant loss.

The SEC documentation explains Google's exit from Clearwire as an act of rebalancing its portfolio of investments, but a more candid assessment would be that Google expects Clearwire to sink beneath its mountain of debt and is getting out while it can.

Clearwire WiMAX has finally succumbed to LTE as a leading technology.

Were there fewer fools, knaves would starve. - Anonymous