CNBC: Google has been paying academic researchers who write favorable papers, report says

? From CNBC: Google has been paying academic researchers who write favorable papers, report says. “Google has paid researchers and academics who have worked on projects that support the company’s positions in battles with regulators, a report in The Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday. Google’s practice might not sound all that different from lobbying, but The Wall Street Journal revealed that some of the professors, including a Paul Heald from the University of Illinois, didn’t disclose Google’s payments.”