Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to be grilled at Capitol Hill Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee as Republicans seek answers to allegations of conservative censorship and company data filtering practices.
Chairman of the Court Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) told FOX Business that it is important for Congress to shed light on Google's business practices that have made it possible to become a dominant force in the market.
"We must make sure we reveal what their practices are and we are very pleased that Mr. Pichai is coming to answer these questions," said Congressman Goodlatte. "He will be put on the spot with many difficult questions , and the answers are difficult. "
Google is opposed to its plans for Project Dragonfly, a censored search engine in China. Goodlatte said that US technology companies have a responsibility to stand for the principles of free speech and privacy when doing business with foreign opponents.
"Google must be held responsible for people to do business in China, people must be aware of what terms they are doing on it," he says.
In a prepared statement before the congressional hearing on Tuesday, Pichai Google said moral and freedoms that gave the search engine service to its users. [1[ads1]9659007] More Business News
"Even when we expand into new markets, we never forget our American roots," he wrote. "It's no coincidence that a company dedicated to free flow of information was founded here in the United States
Legislators have questioned Google's patriotism after the technological giant has crossed a defense department of over $ 10 billion.
Goodlatte said he plans to ask Pichai why Google decided to move away from supporting the US military.
"Why are you and your employees not going to help the US Department of Defense keep the Americans safe and keep all trouble, trade and free government and so on around the world safely by supporting the needs of our military? "he said.