: New: Who is Max Alper Astroturfing For?

Max Alper tried to fool San Francisco yesterday. He posed as a Google employee and screamed condescending crap at people protesting high San Francisco rents. Apparently, the folks staging the protest have previously used a fake Google shuttle as a prop. This could only make sense in a crazy alternate universe in which Google employees like paying high rents.

So this guy lied, trying to smear Google; that's the kind of thing that makes you wonder about motive. Who benefits from framing San Francisco's rental woes as tech-workers-versus-the-world? I'm guessing it's the landlords who are evicting folks. They've caught some heat for the evictions, they'd be glad to deflect that heat.

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