Tulsi fires a shot across Google’s bow. But why?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tulsi-gabbard-sues-google-alleging-election-interference-after-dem-debate

Google does not need a shot across the bow. It needs a full broadside.

Here is the Tulsi Now complaint:

https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/1510-complaint-tulsi-now-v-google/7394d92b6540191c57c5/optimized/full.pdf#page=1

Here is the generally similar Prager University complaint:

http://www.bgrfirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/PRAGER_U-_v_GOOGLE-YOUTUBE_complaint_10-23-2017_FILED.pdf

Here is the dismissal of the Prager University complaint:

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4421826/Prager-Dismissed.pdf

There do not appear to be sufficient allegations to avoid a similar fate to PragerU. I would have confronted it head on.

Perhaps she has no intention of winning but just wants to grandstand.

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  1. ctlaw:
    Perhaps she has no intention of winning but just wants to grandstand.

    Politics is the game here. Though she undoubtedly would like to get the $50M, the publicity value of this action is considerable, perhaps exceeding $50M over the course of the campaign. Right now, she’s polling at around 1%: deBlasio and Williamson territory. She needs something – anything – to raise her profile.

    She won’t prevail in federal court but she’ll do better in the court of public opinion. After all, she has a legitimate grievance even if Google didn’t break any laws.

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  2. drlorentz:

    ctlaw:
    Perhaps she has no intention of winning but just wants to grandstand.

    Politics is the game here. Though she undoubtedly would like to get the $50M, the publicity value of this action is considerable, perhaps exceeding $50M over the course of the campaign. Right now, she’s polling at around 1%: deBlasio and Williamson territory. She needs something – anything – to raise her profile.

    She won’t prevail in federal court but she’ll do better in the court of public opinion. After all, she has a legitimate grievance even if Google didn’t break any laws.

    This makes a good news story so it is worth millions to her.

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