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Shortly after Google was fined a record €2.4 billion by the EU for manipulating search results, a foundation backed by Google posted a statement praising the penalty. This earned the ire of Eric Schmidt, which led him to pressure the New America Foundation (NAF) into firing the critic and his entire team, reports The New York Times. The NAF has reportedly received more than $21 million from Google, Schmidt, and Schmidt’s family foundation since 1999, the year NAF was founded. Google is still funding New America today.

In June, Google was fined following a seven-year investigation into the company’s algorithms. The judgement found that Google had “abused its dominant position by systematically favoring” its own shopping comparison…

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