Why did Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund offer up to €50,000 to a mouthpiece of Hungary’s authoritarian government?

Google — because of some admixture of political pressure, guilt, antitrust fears, and civic-mindedness — is increasingly giving money to news organizations around the world. But as press freedom tightens in many countries, what steps are Google taking to evaluate the news organizations it sends checks to? That’s a question some in Central Europe were … Continue reading Why did Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund offer up to €50,000 to a mouthpiece of Hungary’s authoritarian government?