Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify before Congress on December 11

Google President Sundar Pichai is scheduled to testify before Congress on December 11, after lawmakers postponed their hearing in the light of former President George H. W. Bush's death.

The new hearing – confirmed Tuesday by the Judiciary Committee of the Chamber of Deputies – will pose for the first time Congressional questions to Mr. Pichai, in response to Republicans concerns about Google's search algorithm and its services , including YouTube, unjust censorship of conservative users. The session was originally scheduled for this Wednesday.

A meeting on Thursday at the White House, which Pichai is to attend, is yet to take place. Pichai will meet with other technology leaders such as Microsoft, Oracle and Qualcomm, as well as key collaborators of President Trump to discuss innovation policy.

"By working with industry and academic leaders to generate transformative ideas and partnerships, the government can help accelerate the growth of future industries, in order to grow the economy, create interesting jobs and improve the quality of life of all Americans, "said the White House to an email to attendees obtained by the Washington Post.


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