Google CEO (goog) Sundar Pichay will testify before the House Judicial Committee on December 5 in the last days of republican control over this House of Congress. Theme? The anti-conservative bias that many GOP politicians have stated (goog), Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others regularly participate in turning off or throttling this part of the political spectrum.
The country's majority leader, Kevin McCarthy, a Republican who will become the minority leader in January, said in a statement that “today the company accounts for almost 90 percent of global search traffic … Unfortunately, recent reports say that Google cannot use extensive impartially. His business practices may have been affected by political bias. ”
This is not only about Republicans and right-wing media of Congress. Citizens at both ends of the political spectrum also believe that online platforms actively criticize political views. A June 28 Pew Research study found that 72% of Americans agreed with this statement on Twitter (twtr) and (fb). About 85% were Republicans or independent, who leaned toward Republicans, and 62% were Democrats or were so inclined.
McCarthy also urged Google to report on his alleged attempts to cooperate with China’s policies regarding strict censorship. For several months, reports were spread that Google had developed a secret project, code-named Dragonfly, that would comply with Chinese Internet rules by censoring search results and potentially allowing the company to re-enter the country.
Some Google employees have refused news. A group of more than 200 Google employees demanded the completion of the project in a message dated November 27 at the Average level.
The appearance of Pichai follows Google, rejecting the invitation from either Pichai or Larry Page, the co-founder and CEO of Google of Alphabet's parent company, to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee. However, Pichai had previously spoken privately with the legislators of the Republican Party in September, during which he reportedly agreed to this upcoming hearing.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. fortune,