Murdoch Twitter-Attacks Obama, Google

Says president, company support 'plain thievery'
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2012 2:50 AM CST
Murdoch Twitter-Attacks Obama, Google
Rupert Murdoch used his Twitter feed to slam the Obama administration and Google over the weekend.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

Rupert Murdoch came out swinging at the Obama administration and Google over the weekend, using his Twitter account to blast them for their opposition to SOPA, the pending, heavy-handed anti-piracy legislation, reports Reuters. "So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery," wrote Murdoch, who also called Google a "piracy leader" because the company's search engine leads to illegal downloading sites.

"This is just nonsense," said a Google spokesperson. "Like many other tech companies, we believe that there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue websites without asking US companies to censor the Internet." (More Rupert Murdoch stories.)

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