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What Google’s CEO told Congress about China — and what he didn’t

The Verge Wednesday, 12 December 2018
What Google’s CEO told Congress about China — and what he didn’tGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee today, and lawmakers peppered him with everything from allegations of bias against conservatives to questions about location data.

It could hardly be said that the focus of the hearing was on Google’s plans for China, but the subject did come up from a handful of lawmakers, who expressed concern over reports that Google has been working on a search product that would comply with the Chinese government’s stringent surveillance and censorship demands. The project, codenamed Dragonfly, has led to protests from both human rights activists and Google employees.

Under questioning, Pichai seemed to hew closely to talking points about the project, repeating the...
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On Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai will tackle Donald Trump's accusations of political bias head-on. Business Insider reports that Pichai will be grilled by the House Judiciary Committee. It will the first time he has been questioned by Congress since he became CEO in 2015. In prepared remarks...

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