Google CEO Sundar Pichai underwent nearly three and a half hours of questioning in front of the House Judiciary Committee about the company he leads, including its market position, complaints of political bias, and concerns over it launching a censored search product in China.
Well, the questions he was asked were so vaguely worded that it was easy for him to provide his misleading answers. Exactly who does he think he’s fooling? We all know that Facebook, Google, and Twitter are huge liars. They are not pulling the wool over anyone’s eyes.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee. Despite testifying under oath, Pichai’s statements were riddled with demonstrable falsehoods — here are some of Pichai’s biggest whoppers.
1. The Google CEO leads the company “without political bias.”
There are at least two ways this statement can be interpreted. First, Pichai may be referring to his personal lack of political biases. Second, he may be referring to the lack of bias in Google’s product.
On both interpretations, Pichai wasn’t telling the truth. Breitbart News put Pichai’s biases on display for the world with our publication of a leaked 1-hour video of the Google CEO and other company executives dismayed reactions to Donald Trump’s win in 2016. In it, Pichai and his colleagues applauded an employee’s far-left racist rant about “white privilege,” and promised to respond to the election result by promising to tackle “misinformation” by investing in A.I. So there’s no doubt that Pichai himself isn’t free of political bias.
And his product isn’t free of it either. Earlier this year, Breitbart revealed that Google’s ad services team contacted advertisers to warn them away from Breitbart News. Just yesterday, Breitbart revealed that the company’s director of monetization kept a close watch on this website following the company’s “fake news kick-off discussion.” In the past year alone, Google has banned alternative media figures and free speech apps from its services, and refused service to both Republican senator-elect Marsha Blackburn in the U.S. midterm race and Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy in Canada.
Perhaps the starkest evidence of Google’s bias is its decision to allow Wikipedia, a site dominated by far-left propaganda, a privileged position in its search results and YouTube video descriptions.
2. Google did not try and turn out Latino voters in key states.
3. Users can opt out of Google’s invasive tracking services.
4. Google does not discriminate against competitors.
5. Google has diverse perspectives. More
All these Congressional hearings are a farce and are to make the public think these elected officials really care and are doing something. But nothing much ever comes of them. So we know this guy lied to our officials. Great… Now, what will be done?
I’m not holding my breath waiting for them to do something about the huge purge of conservatives from social media ahead of the midterm elections. I personally lost my 400K Twitter following, my Google+ pages, and Pinterest account.