Google wants you to know exactly how it deals with U.S. government requests for user data. That's good! But the company wants to explain it to you with stop-motion wooden toys, like you're some kind of three year old. That's . . . weird.
This odd little video showed up on Google's Take Action page, which asks you to sign a petition for a free and open web. Again, that's a good thing—we like our net neutrality. But this is the most pressing privacy issue of our era, something that affects everyone who clicks or finger-swipes his or her way onto the web. Explaining it with Rankin/Bass holiday special-style animation just gives the impression Google isn't taking this seriously. Or, for the conspiracy-minded, that the company doesn't want you to take it seriously. Aww, look at the cow!