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Google Considering Abandoning U.S. Chamber Of Commerce

By Pat Garofalo on November 4, 2011 at 11:05 am

"Google Considering Abandoning U.S. Chamber Of Commerce"

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Last month, tech giant Yahoo! quietly left the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to differences with the Chamber over a bill that would force search engines to police activities on other websites. Politico reported today that Google is mulling a similar action: “A source close to Google said the company is ‘frustrated’ about paying dues to an organization promoting legislation that would ‘impose new liabilities’ on Google.” According to U.S. Chamber Watch, more than 50 local Chambers of Commerce and a dozen major corporations “have abandoned or disavowed the U.S. Chamber for their radical positions and pay-to-play model.”

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