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Google CEO to meet Republicans about accusations of liberal bias  Google CEO Sundar Pichai to meet Republicans about accusations of liberal bias
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Is the tech giant bias against political conservatives? Many Republican lawmakers believe Google discriminates against conservative political views
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<span style="font-weight: 400">Google CEO Sundar Pichai </span><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-google-congress/google-ceo-will-testify-before-u-s-house-on-bias-accusations-idUSKCN1M8275?il=0"><span style="font-weight: 400">will testify in front of the U.S. House of Judiciary Committee</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400"> to address accusations that the tech company has a liberal bias. Many Republican lawmakers believe the search engine of using human moderators and algorithms that discriminate against conservative political views. </span>  
  <strong>Google CEO Sundar Pichai <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-google-congress/google-ceo-will-testify-before-u-s-house-on-bias-accusations-idUSKCN1M8275?il=0">will testify in front of the U.S. House of Judiciary Committee</a> to address accusations that the tech company has a liberal bias. </strong>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Many Republican lawmakers believe the search engine of using human moderators and algorithms that discriminate against conservative political views. </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400">The congressional testimony will come after the November midterm elections. Pichai has already met with White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, and will meet with President Donald J. Trump after giving his congressional testimony, </span><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-google-congress/google-ceo-will-testify-before-u-s-house-on-bias-accusations-idUSKCN1M8275?il=0"><span style="font-weight: 400">according to Reuters</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400">.  </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">The congressional testimony will come after the November midterm elections. Pichai has already met with White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, and will meet with President Donald J. Trump after giving his congressional testimony, </span><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-google-congress/google-ceo-will-testify-before-u-s-house-on-bias-accusations-idUSKCN1M8275?il=0"><span style="font-weight: 400;">according to Reuters</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.  </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400">Google has always denied any political bias, though conservative activists have repeatedly accused YouTube, which is owned by Google, for making their content less visible because of the views expressed. </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google has always denied any political bias, though conservative activists have repeatedly accused YouTube, which is owned by Google, for making their content less visible because of the views expressed. </span>
<h2><b>Accusations of an anti-conservative bias</b></h2> <h2><b>Accusations of an anti-conservative bias</b></h2>
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<li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Dennis Prager, who runs a conservative YouTube channel, </span><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/58614/"><span style="font-weight: 400">unsuccessfully sued Google in 2017</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400"> for violating his First Amendment rights by “demonetizing” his videos, thus making them less visible to non-subscribers. U.S. District Judge Judy Koh, who ruled the case, did not dispute whether Google had a political bias or not. Rather she dismissed the case since a private company is not responsible for preserving a “public forum.</span></li>   <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dennis Prager, who runs a conservative YouTube channel, </span><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/58614/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">unsuccessfully sued Google in 2017</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for violating his First Amendment rights by “demonetizing” his videos, thus making them less visible to non-subscribers. U.S. District Judge Judy Koh, who ruled the case, did not dispute whether Google had a political bias or not. Rather she dismissed the case since a private company is not responsible for preserving a “public forum."</span></li>
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<h2><b>Defense that Google is not politically bias</b></h2> <h2><b>Defense that Google is not politically bias</b></h2>
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<li>A <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318256136_Burst_of_the_Filter_Bubble_Effects_of_personalization_on_the_diversity_of_Google_News">study from University of Munich</a> found that Google News is partially curated based on one's previous searches. Only <a href="http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/08/does-your-google-news-change-based-on-whether-youre-conservative-or-liberal/">the top two searches</a> are the same for every user, which tend to be from mainstream news sources <em>(Nieman Lab).</em></li>  <li>A <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318256136_Burst_of_the_Filter_Bubble_Effects_of_personalization_on_the_diversity_of_Google_News">study from University of Munich</a> found that Google News is partially curated based on one's previous searches. Only <a href="http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/08/does-your-google-news-change-based-on-whether-youre-conservative-or-liberal/">the top two searches</a> are the same for every user, which tend to be from mainstream news sources <em>(Nieman Lab).</em></li>
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