In December 2018 Sundar Pichai testified before the White House Judiciary committee and stated:
I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way. To do otherwise would go against our core principles and our business interests,”… and never “manually intervene on any particular search result
He assured the United States Government the search algorithm was organically created to serve all users as equally and unbiased as possible. Was this really true? Many searches appear have been proven to be blacklisted as early as 2010.
(I’m not really sure why the following links disappeared: https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Pichai-Testimony.pdf and https://judiciary.house.gov/press-release/house-judiciary-committee-to-hold-hearing-with-google-ceo-2)
Does blacklisting Brietbart fall under this category? is it perjury?
Robert Epstein study of Google Search political bias.
It has been brought up in congress and with the president on multiple occasions.
Other GOOGLE Shows First Cracks in Years
Youtube copyright and inappropriate material rules?
Competition in advertising
- Fine from EU
- For non-search engine ads like facebook
- Search engine briefly dipped below 75% marketshare in some metrics
The United States may be able to get them for antitrust they might require to make their index public.