"These companies are shockingly political," said Scott Cleland, who has authored a book about Google. "They are the gatekeepers of all the world's information, and everything they do has a political angle to it."
"The Internet, the way it is architected, is a cybersecurity nightmare. It is architected in a way that allows bad actors to very easily cover their tracks. So you have countries all over the world that are pulling their hair out trying to deal with the reality of bad actors on the Internet," he said.