Re: Government picking winners
The last time I looked into a scheme like this, it was providing small businesses with a "web presence".
In practice, the money was channelled through a limited list of "approved suppliers", simply distorting the competition for the provision of services to the detriment both of the other suppliers and the businesses that were supposedly getting a freebie.
It's really all about headlines. If you were feeling generous you could call it "raising awareness".