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Google Pays Researchers for Favorable Academic Research

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Google doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars to researchers who wrote papers supporting the company’s market dominance, the Wall Street Journal reported last week. The Silicon Valley company funded about 100 papers directly, and another 100 indirectly through Google-funded organizations. Not all of the researchers disclosed Google’s sponsorship, and some sent advance copies to Google before publishing. Brody Mullins of the Wall Street Journal joins us to discuss the story.


Brody Mullins,  investigative reporter, Wall Street Journal

Ryan Calo, law professor, University of Washington