Allegations surrounding censoring of conservative content by Google will be addressed on Tuesday as the House Judiciary Committee will question Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
“We need to make sure that we expose what their practices are and we are very pleased that Mr. Pichai is coming to answer these questions,” Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) told Fox Insider.
“He’s going to be put on the spot with a lot of tough questions and the answers are difficult.”
The company has been accused of allegedly considering censoring conservative content in the project’s search result.
“Google needs to be held accountable for, if they are going to do business in China, people need to be aware of what terms they are doing it on,” Goodlatte said.
“In order to protect free speech, we need to have companies that are promoting that and are negotiating and holding out for that in countries like China.”
Goodlatte is questioning Google for turning down a contract with the Department of Defense (DoD), calling it unpatriotic.
“Why is it that you and your employees do not want to help the United States Department of Defense keep Americans safe?” Goodlatte looks to ask Google about passing on the DoD contract.
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Google CEO Pichai’s prepared testimony claims that despite the company expanding into new markets, it will “never forget our American roots,” also pushing back that the search engine is allegedly biased against conservatives.
“I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way. To do otherwise would go against our core principles and our business interests.”
“We are a company that provides platforms for diverse perspectives and opinions — and we have no shortage of them among our own employees,” the testimony continues.
The congressional hearing will be held on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, where there will be intense questioning with the CEO.