The company’s being questioned on a bias against conservatives.
On Friday, September 28, Reuters reported that Google CEO Sundar Pichai will be testifying in the United States House Judiciary Committee this November following concerns from Republicans that Google shows a bias against conservatives.
Pichai will be asked about whether or not Google’s search algorithms are influenced in any way to be biased against conservative viewpoints and more favorable to liberal ones. Along with this, Pichai will also be asked about privacy, violation of human rights, fake news, and more.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy already met with Pichai ahead of his visit to the U.S House, and while doing so, commented on the meeting as being "frank" and "very productive." Per McCarthy:
I think we’ve really shown that there is bias, which is human nature, but you have to have transparency and fairness. As big tech’s business grows, we have not had enough transparency and that has led to an erosion of trust and, perhaps worse, harm to consumers.
Pichai has already come out and said that Google does not influence or alter search results for political matters.
September 28, 2018 at 09:05AM