Gizmodo: Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me. “Six years ago, I was pressured to unpublish a critical piece about Google’s monopolistic practices after the company got upset about it. In my case, the post stayed unpublished. I was working for Forbes at the time, and was new to my job. In addition to writing and reporting, I helped run social media there, so I got pulled into a meeting with Google salespeople about Google’s then-new social network, Plus.” This is really disturbing.