Google critic fired from Google-funded research body
An outspoken critic of Google has been fired from a US think tank that gets most of its funding from the search giant.
The New America Foundation sacked Barry Lynn for "imperilling the institution", reports the New York Times.
At the foundation, Mr Lynn headed the Open Markets group that welcomed efforts to rein in technology giants.
But the think tank said it had fired Mr Lynn for flouting its rules on openness and "institutional collegiality".
Google said it funded many groups and respected each one's independence even when it disagreed with what they said.
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