Because of the state funeral of former President George H.W Bush, the U.S. House of Judiciary Committee will likely to put off until next week a hearing with Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Alphabet Inc unit’s social media practices – said, Chairman Bob Goodlatte. Previously, Mr. Pichai had agreed to testify before the panel over Republican concerns that the tech giant is biased against conservatives after it skipped a high profile Senate hearing. Although Google has denied it is biased toward conservatives. The hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, the same day a state funeral will be held for Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington.
Mr. Goodlattte has confirmed in an interview with Fox News that “The hearing is expected to be rescheduled for next week most possibly. But we expect that to occur, and it’s very, very important that it do occur.” In addition to the remark of political bias, lawmakers may also examine Google’s potential investment in China.
The tech giant previously told U.S lawmakers that it was considering options to offer additional services in China, but declined plans for addressing Chinese censorship. The company is under criticism after reports surface stating it was considering re-entering China’s search engine market and would comply with its internet censorship and surveillance policies.
Well. Many eyes will be on this crucial hearing of Google CEO Sundar Pichai as it’s going to be a deciding factor for many upcoming big projects under Google’s umbrella. Even the possible investment of Google in China is somehow depending on the remarks of the U.S lawmakers.