Google has responded to the allegation by Rupert Murdoch on piracy as nonsense, according to the latest report.
According to CNET, Samantha Smith, a Google spokesperson, said in an emailed statement, “This is just nonsense.
“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 US companies to censor the Internet,” she added.
Earlier Murdoch, whose media empire includes Fox TV, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Studios and the Sun newspaper in Britain, had attacked Google in his tweets as the piracy leader for streaming movies free. Murdoch claimed Google was profiting from advertisements sold against pirated materials. He had also accused the Obama administration of favoring Silicon Valley paymasters. So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery, he wrote on Twitter.
Murdoch has lobbied aggressively for SOPA and PIPA, the controversial anti-piracy bills currently being debated in Congress. Last week the White House announced that it would not support the legislation.