State Attorney General Scott Pruitt doesn’t. He is so disgusted by the revenue-sharing practice — known as monetizing — that he and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning wrote a strongly worded letter last week to the multinational Internet-based giant, noting that they are “prepared to take appropriate action to safeguard our citizens.”
Granted, Pruitt and Bruning are chiefly concerned with ads promoting unlawful activities like forging drivers’ licenses and selling counterfeit merchandise, but still.
“These videos promote illegal conduct and can lead to other crimes from prescription drug abuse to terrorism,” Pruitt said. “The fact that Google may be profiting off of these videos that are peddled to kids and teenagers is unconscionable.”
More unconscionable than, say, short-term profitability that brought the U.S. economy to the brink of collapse? Who cares! At least we can take solace that our government officials are going after real evildoers.
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