Google Hearing: Democrats Call Censorship Claims ‘Complete Fantasy’

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
By Paul Martin

By Corinne Weaver
NewsBusters.com
December 11, 2018

Google had a loud defender in the House Judiciary Committee — interestingly the company is also is his top donor.

During the House Judiciary Committee hearing where Google CEO Sundar Pichai was testifying, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) opened fire against the House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). He called the concerns of the right about conservative censorship on Google “a fantasy, dreamed up by some conservatives.” Nadler went on to argue that Google had the right to “deliberate discriminate against conservative viewpoints.”

According to OpenSecrets.org, Nadler received $31,458 in donations from Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company, in the year 2017 alone. Axios tech reporter David McCabe tweeted that Google is a “major landlord and employer in Nadler’s district.” Google had purchased Chelsea Market, a office building and tourist attraction, in 2018, for a total of $2.4 billion, according to The New York Times.

Rep. McCarthy opened the hearing with a statement, saying that American users were concerned by Google’s privacy policies, filtering practices, and international projects, such as China’s Project Dragonfly, a plan to build a censored Chinese search engine. Nadler then used his own opening statement to slam McCarthy, saing, “I have little doubt that my Republican colleagues will spend much of their time presenting a laundry list of anecdotes, and out of context statements made by Google employees, as supposed evidence of anti-conservative bias. But none of that will actually make it true.”

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