December 12, 2018
Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) sparred with Google CEO Sundar Pichai Tuesday over an executive at the company emailing about how to help Democrats turn out “key” Latino votes.
Jordan pressed Pichai on the emails during a congressional hearing, citing leaked messages that show executives discussing how “we” helped Hillary Clinton in 2016. Eliana Murillo, the head of Google’s multicultural marketing department, touted her work helping liberal organizations turn out Latino voters but lamented that Clinton didn’t get a high enough share of them and lost the election.
Pichai refused to admit that this showed political bias at Google, however. He argued that the “we” Murillo used in her conversation with Google executives did not refer to the company.
“Is it fair to say the ‘we’ in both sentences refers to the company Google?” Jordan asked.
“As Google, we won’t participant in any partisan efforts around any civic process,” Pichai said. “So I don’t think so.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:57 am