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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Google Launches Public Policy Blog

The ever-expanding Google empire now includes
a Public Policy Blog. The blog will focus on
on issues such as privacy, child online safety,
copyright and trademark protection, content
regulation, reform of the patent system, and
broadband policy, all from Google's perspective.

Andrew McLaughlin, Google's Director of Public
Policy and Government Affairs, describes the
initiative. "We're seeking to do public policy
advocacy in a Googley way. Yes, we're a multinational
corporation that argues for our positions before officials,
legislators, and opinion leaders. At the same time, we
want our users to be part of the effort, to know what
we're saying and why, and to help us refine and improve
our policy positions and advocacy strategies."

The site includes clips from YouTube to support blog
post content. Very Googley, indeed.