SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify next week at a congressional hearing on the company’s business practices, just three months after aides put up an empty chair to symbolize his refusal to appear.
Pichai’s scheduled December 5 appearance before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he traveled to Washington in late September to meet privately with lawmakers peeved by his refusal to appear.READ MORE: 8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing On Front Porch In Markham
After that private meeting, Pichai promised to come back to testify.READ MORE: Vandal Caught On Camera Trashing Trader Todd's Bar In Lakeview, Leaving Racist And Threatening Graffiti
Among other things, lawmakers are expected to grill him on whether Google rigs its influential search engine to stifle conservative voices.
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Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.