Media King Rupert Murdoch takes to Twitter to attack Obama
LONDON: Media magnate Rupert Murdoch took to his personal Twitter account today to sideswipe The Obama Administration over their stance on the SOPA bill (yeah, that bill threatening the life of the internet).
According to Murdoch he thinks the Administration is allowing complete ‘Thievery’ by not strongly standing in agreement with the bill to stop piracy. His tweet read:
“So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery,” News Corp‘s chairman and chief executive officer posted on his personal Twitter account Saturday.
After knowingly attacking Google in yet another vicious tweet he got a response from the company who wasn’t very pleased with his wordings for the world to see.
“This is just nonsense,” Samantha Smith, a Google spokesperson, said in an emailed statement.
“Last year we took down 5 million infringing Web pages from our search results and invested more than $60 million in the fight against bad ads. Like many other tech companies, we believe that there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue websites without asking U.S. companies to censor the Internet.”