CEO: Google totally innocent or ignorant of many things

Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Sundar Pichai (Google CEO)The CEO of Google appeared on Capitol Hill this week to answer lawmakers' questions about biased politics and Chinese censorship, and he returned to work after getting an earful.    

Sundar Pichai was asked about tracking users by Rep. Ted Poe and grilled by Rep. David Cicilline about working with the repressive Chinese government, a question that comes after a whistleblower described the tech giant's censored search engine work this fall.

"Currently we are not in discussions around launching a search product in China," Pichai assured Cicilline.

"Are there any current discussions with members of the Chinese government about this?" the Rhode Island representative asked.

"This effort currently is an internal effort," the CEO responded.

Media watchdog Media Research Center documented 21 times  the CEO dodged the China issue in front of lawmakers. 

Rep. Steve Chabot told the Google boss that conservatives have witnessed pro-Trump views tagged as "hate speech" or watched their content become hidden in web searches.

hand on computer keyboard"Providing users with high quality, accurate and trusted information is sacrosanct to us," Pichai again reassured his audience of lawmakers.

But MRC Tech Watch's Dan Gainor says whether intentional or not, Google's liberal bias is showing.

"What Google does is create a search engine that ranks things," he tells OneNewsNow. "It uses an algorithm that is designed by people to say some stuff's better and some stuff's worse."

Gainor

When you apply that method to elections, Gainor contends, then you are impacting the result.

Pichai had no real answers for conservatives when confronted with examples of liberal bias on the search engine but California Democrat Ted Lieu did.

"If you want positive search results, do positive things," he told Republicans. "If you don't want negative search results, don't do negative things."

 

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