Microsoft under fire after taking part in U.S. Presidential campaign

Many might not have realized it, but Microsoft is currently rooted in the Presidential election proceedings going on in the United States. We understand the software giant is the one behind a tool designed for the Democrat and Republican caucuses.

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The tool was created to help the parties check their caucuses in Iowa, but one candidate is not too happy about the decision to have a multi-billion-dollar company involved in politics. This candidate is no other than Bernie Sanders, and he has been against the rise of billionaires and corporate powers in the Presidential campaign.

They believe these people and corporations are attempting to hijack democracy and as such, have no need for them. According to Bernie Sanders campaign, they are concerned because Microsoft is giving away its tool for free, which could mean the company is seeking something in return for its goodwill.

“You’d have to ask yourself why they’d want to give something like that away for free,” according to Sanders’ campaign.

To combat this issue, Bernie Sanders and his campaign crew have abandoned the Microsoft tool and decided to have their own tool created. How this will affect Microsoft is left to be seen, but we doubt it will do the company harm unless it has some unpopular motives for getting involved with the Presidential campaign.

A reporting system that is independent is not uncommon. Others have done it in the past, and we understand Hillary Clinton is making moves to do the same thing, so right away things are not looking good for Microsoft.

Source: MSNBC.

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4 Comments

  1. Phate

    This is nothing new corporate America is running the world, the illuminati is alive & well, welcome to new world order, Corporate America is trying to get their foot in the door in New Zealand, via the TPPA (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) & want to be able to dictate our laws.

  2. Muliano Costco

    Like I have always said, Microsoft is a shady, questionable company. Just like Apple and Google (the three are the technology the “Axis of Evil”), they have helped advance technology, yet they conduct themselves in an unethical way (i.e. exploitation of YOUR personal privacy). When you think about it, there is not a single US corporation that cares about their employees, the general populous, your privacy, or the environment (remember the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal?). The motive is shareholder value and they will stop at nothing to protect that. Microsoft is no different; they are another shining example of American greed. So the next time you someone temps you to leave your country and move to America for work, consider how bad these companies really are and respectfully decline.

  3. Dan

    I think what Senator Sanders worries of is a vision of most Americans being so far gone over to the power of mere suggestion, by perceived “authority” of any nature including “disinterested”, “good”, “bad”, that they will simply fall to their knees before such oracles then in zombie-like cadence march into polling places to “vote like everyone else is going to do, like The Master said”. That is, some see pundits only as BF Skinner, election trackers like food-giving levers, and the rest of us Skinner’s rats that simply push the foreordained levers.

    Perhaps, if at all, the power of Microsoft (and others’) suggestion played out differently; Sunday night, doing my daily Bing searches, Bing said that even though not at the last debate Trump was going to be the runaway winner of Iowa, as was Clinton in her party; suppose here MS-type “interloping” convinced Sanders supporters to show up no matter the obstacle, and Trump supporters to say “meh, it’s freezin’ outside, he’s a shoe-in, I can stay warm at home”…in Iowa, the Democrats are thus presented a nationally lesser-known prospective GOP candidate with Clinton and Sanders much more recognized and by margins much more important to voters, “thanks to Microsoft”.

    That’s why I think it’s always best to rather than carp about media and pundits, know, research, or question candidates and issues, and for any you support or oppose vote your own mind no matter what you do or don’t hear, letting the ballot box at the end of the day be the one, only, and absolute “election authority”. Cheers!

  4. Brian Dunning

    Ssshhh! That’s supposed to be a secret.

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