Google’s appearance before Congress will mark a turning point for its CEO

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the New York Times DealBook conference in November.

On Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify before the House Judiciary Committee. In some ways, the hearing will represent the end of an era. It’s the last time we will see a top tech executive addressing this Republican-controlled Congress before Democrats take over the House of Representatives next year. Mercifully, that likely means we will go another two years without a House hearing called to investigate spurious claims of platform “bias” against conservatives.

Makena Kelly tells us what to expect:

Pichai is anticipated to face intense questioning from Republican lawmakers who are concerned with the Silicon Valley giant’s algorithms and how they may be biased to more conservative content.

Lawmakers are also expected to grill…

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