It’s an insult to the American People that Google isn’t sending its CEO to the Senate (Have taxpayers not given the company ENOUGH money?)

 

 

Screenshot: From AgainstCronyCapitalism.org Aug 10, 2016

 

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, should show up for Senate questions. His absence would be insulting.

But as we have pointed out, there are lots of questions surrounding Google we are sure he’d prefer not to address. He’s making a tactical move. His hope is that this will pass and things will go on as before.

Considering how much the taxpayers of this country have given to his company it is a particularly ugly insult. Google is a huge defense contractor for instance. It basked in Obama’s favor for years. (Google visited the White House during the Obama years almost weekly.) It is a behemoth crony capitalist company. And Pichai can’t even show up in the Senate chamber?

Let’s also not forget that Google is currently partnering with the government of CHINA to develop a censored Internet in that country. (And beyond?)

The author of the attached article poo-poos the built in political bias at Google, sadly. He dismisses Trump’s (and others) criticism of the search engine’s political big government pro-Dem disposition as “manufactured.” (It is not. We are in the scrum every day and we see the algos at work.) And the author doesn’t even mention the crony big government relationships Google enjoys (surprise).

Screenshot: AgainstCronyCapitalism.org March 25, 2015

 

The author also says that tech platforms were badly abused in the run up to the 2016 election. (They were not. This is a propaganda point repeated over and over. Russians on social media didn’t move the election one way or the other. We KNOW this.)  However, he is chiefly correct, Pichai IS insulting the American people by not showing up in Washington DC.

(From CNBC)

When the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence holds its next hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, it will hear from two of the top executives in the tech industry: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Beside them on Wednesday could be an empty seat that’s reserved for another high-profile leader. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has so far refused to accept the Senate committee’s invitation to show up.

Click here for the article.