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Congress thinks Google has a bias problem — does it?

The Verge Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Congress thinks Google has a bias problem — does it?On Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee, after months of escalating pressure. There were lots of issues to talk about — radicalization on YouTube, the company’s fraught relationship with China, and the staff revolt over Andy Rubin’s severance agreement, for a start — but members of Congress really just wanted to talk about bias.

“Google has long faced criticism for manipulating search results to censor conservatives,” Rep Lamar Smith (R-TX) told Pichai, citing studies by prominent Google critic Robert Epstein. “Those who write the algorithms get the results that they must want….In your opening statement you mentioned your desire to provide information that was without political bias. Clearly...
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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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