Google accuses Microsoft of using 'naked corporate opportunism' to distract from SolarWinds hack
No love is lost between Google and Microsoft in the latest blog post from Google's senior vice president of global affairs.
What you need to know
- Google's Kent Walker takes a scathing shot at Microsoft in a post about recent media laws.
- Walker says that Microsoft is "reverting to their familiar playbook of attacking rivals and lobbying for regulations that benefit their own interests."
- He also claims that Microsoft's push regarding media laws is a distraction tactic from the SolarWinds attack.
Google and Microsoft have a love-hate relationship. You can mark today in the hate column, as Kent Walker, senior vice president, Global Affairs at Google, penned a scathing blog post about Microsoft on Google's Keyword platform. The post attack's Microsoft's actions regarding recent media laws and claims that Microsoft is trying to distract people from the recent SolarWinds attack.
Walker starts out by highlighting how much Google has supported journalists.
He then shifts to speak about Microsoft directly (emphasis added):
Walker also believes that the recent push from Microsoft in this area is a tactic to distract people from the recent SolarWinds attacks:
Walker also discusses how Microsoft replaced journalists with AI bots.
It's safe to say that this isn't the last that we'll hear from Google and Microsoft on this topic.
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