On Big funding European academic research institutions.

« Michael Veale, a lecturer in law at University College London, said that beyond influencing independent academics, there are other motives for firms such as Google to fund policy research. “By funding very pedantic academics in an area to investigate the nuances of economics online, you can heighten the amount of perceived uncertainty in things that are currently taken for granted in regulatory spheres,” he told the New Statesman. »

Create uncertainty and ongoing discussion. This is what tobacco companies have done to medical claims, and what oil companies do with climate research.

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