Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) Provides Financial Support To Group Against Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) is reportedly retaliating after losing a copyright case against Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). The company is rumored to be funding the anti-Google group known as the Campaign for Accountability (CFA).

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The Anti-Google group is a non-profit advocacy group that is determined to tarnish Google’s image. CFA usually targets major oil firms and supports LGBT rights. The advocacy group recently shifted its focus to a Google transparency project by keeping tabs on the firm’s influence on people and the government. CFA is particularly on the lookout for any ethical implications in the meetings that Google has been holding in the White House.

The advocacy group believes that Google has been carrying out various immoral acts and that’s why it has a close eye on the firm to expose those acts. Oracle has revealed that it has been funding the group’s mission against Google. This is however not unexpected of Oracle because of the grudge that it holds against the company for allegedly failing to pay for copyright licenses for the use of Oracle’s programming language. Oracle’s senior vice president Ken Glueck stated that the information from the transparency project is 100% accurate and since it is in the public record, it is vital for everyone to know.

Aside from the fact that Oracle is most likely retaliating after losing the intellectual property lawsuit, the firm has a history of such PR practices. It is however not the only firm that is after Google. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was suspected to be one of the firms that is also carrying an anti-Google campaign but Microsoft has denied the claims. CFA’s deputy director Daniel Stevens withheld the names of the other firms that have been funding the anti-Google campaigns.

Google has kept a tight lid on the matter and is therefore yet to make any comments on the matter. The fact that CFA has declined to reveal the names of its sponsors has ironically led to questions against the transparency of its membership.

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