Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who is running for president, is not popular with the far left or the tech companies, as both prefer the more extreme candidates such as Kamala Harris. Google is taking a very active role in trying to tilt the scales:
Presidential candidate and military veteran Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is suing Google after the tech giant blocked her ads account shortly after the first Democrat presidential debate. The complaint cites Breitbart News’ work in exposing Google’s election meddling.
The lawsuit cited two bombshell Breitbart News scoops about Google, both showing the company’s political bias: the Google Tape, a 1-hour recording of Google executives’ dismayed reaction to the 2016 election result, and leaked emails showing senior google employees trying to remove ad revenue from Breitbart.
Gabbard’s campaign ties the incidences of political bias to Google’s commercial interests. The complaint notes that in both cases — the dismayed reaction to Donald Trump’s election, and the campaign to demonetize Breitbart News — Google demonstrated its bias against its prominent critics.
The lawsuit later notes that Google is happy to work with establishment conservatives that don’t pose a threat to the company, like the Koch Foundation. The complaint accuses Google of making “common cause” with establishment conservatives in D.C. to create political pressure against antitrust investigations.