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Google CEO Sundar Pichai plans private meeting with GOP lawmakers

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Ben Gallagher
Sep 25, 2018 01:38
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai plans to meet privately with top Republican lawmakers on Friday to discuss a variety of topics, including the company's alleged political bias in search results.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), who is organizing Friday's meeting, told the Wall Street Journal that Pichai has "kindly" agreed to address Republican congress members' questions on Friday.

Friday's private meeting, and a public hearing later this year before the House Judiciary Committee, comes amid growing bipartisan concern of large tech companies' size and influence.

"These meetings will continue Google's long history of engaging with Congress, including testifying seven times to Congress this year."

The meeting will occur a little more than a week after a report in the Journal said Google employees discussed changes to the company's web search functions to counter the Trump administration's controversial travel ban that went into effect last year.

"Recent news stories reference an internal email to suggest that we would compromise the integrity of our search results for a political end," Pichai reportedly wrote in a memo to employees on Friday.

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