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Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify before the House on Dec. 11 – CNET

Next week will mark Google CEO Sundar Pichai's first congressional appearance.

Stephen Shank..

By admin , in Science , at December 4, 2018

Next week will mark Google CEO Sundar Pichai's first congressional appearance.

Stephen Shankland

It's settled. Google CEO Sundar Pichai will appear before Congress on Dec. 11.

Pichai will testify next week before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss Google's "data collection, use and filtering practices," according to the committee's website.

The hearing was postponed Monday because of the state funeral for former US President George H.W. Bush, set for Wednesday in Washington. Pichai was originally scheduled to testify that day. Wednesday also has been declared a national day of mourning.

Pichai didn't attend a hearing in September where Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress on alleged political bias against conservatives, foreign interference on social media, and misinformation.

Google didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

A spokesperson for the House Judiciary Committee pointed to an earlier statement made by Chairman Bob Goodlatte, "Americans put their trust in big tech companies to honor freedom of speech and champion open dialogue, and it is Congress' responsibility to the American people to make sure these tech giants are transparent and accountable in their practices."

It will be Pichai's first congressional appearance. CNET will be livestreaming the entire session.

First published on Dec. 4, 10:24 a.m. PT.

Updates, 12:19 p.m. PT: Adds House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte statement.





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