GOOGLE CEO TO MAKE LONG-AWAITED CON­GRES­SIONAL AP­PEAR­ANCE

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Google CEO Sun­dar Pichai will tes­tify next week at a con­gres­sional hear­ing on the com­pany’s busi­ness prac­tices, just three months after aides put up an empty chair to sym­bol­ize his re­fusal to ap­pear.

Pichai’s sched­uled Dec. 5 ap­pear­ance be­fore the House Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee comes after he trav­eled to Wash­ing­ton in late Septem­ber to meet pri­vately with law­mak­ers peeved by his re­fusal to ap­pear. After that pri­vate meet­ing, Pichai promised to come back to tes­tify.

Among other things, law­mak­ers are ex­pected to grill him on whether Google rigs its in­flu­en­tial search en­gine to sti­fle con­ser­va­tive voices. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump as­serts that Google’s search en­gine fa­vors me­dia cov­er­age that he be­lieves dis­trib­utes “fake news.”

Google didn’t im­me­di­ately re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment.

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