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Peter Thiel Urges U.S. Probe of Google’s ‘Seemingly Treasonous’ Acts

  • The billionaire cites China work and dropped Pentagon contract
  • Thiel praises Trump’s aggressive posture toward China
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Why Peter Thiel Wants the U.S. to Investigate Google
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Peter Thiel, one of President Donald Trump’s top Silicon Valley supporters and donors, took aim at Google and the tech industry over the companies’ focus on global markets while brushing aside U.S. interests.

In a speech Sunday in Washington, the billionaire singled out Google for agreeing to work closely with China, trying to get its search engine back into the country, while deciding to let lapse a U.S. Defense Department contract that gave the military access to its artificial intelligence tools.