If I am ever hiring anyone for a business strategist, I will ask them, “Why do you think that Google forced HTTPS to be used?”
If they get that wrong, if they blather on about being “helpful,” they obviously are not a good business strategist and I will not hire them. No business does anything to be helpful. Never. This is not a thing. That people can believe this is astounding.
If my prospective strategist answers even with a simple, “They must have done it to help their business and to harm their competitors,” then I will likely hire them.
About this, as I guess as there are about many things, there are some very powerfully stupid people with some equally stupid ideas about how the world and how business works.