Google’s congressional hearing highlights in 11 minutes


Our only witness today is Mr. Sundar Pichai Pichai is the chief executive officer of Google. Chairman Goodlatte ranking women adler distinguished members of the committee Thank you for the opportunity to be here today More than 90% of all internet searches take place on Google or its subsidiary YouTube and they are curating what we see Google, has long faced criticism for manipulating search results to censor conservatives. Conservative individuals and organizations have had their pro Trump Content tagged as hate speech or had their content reduced in search results So what are you going to improve that situation? Congressman thanks for the question. If I may Some of the studies you mentioned we have investigated those there are there are other studies which have looked at it we have found issues with the methodology and the sample size and so on. But let me step back and say Providing users with high quality accurate and trusted information is sacrosanct to us It’s what our principles are. And our business interests and natural long-term incentives are aligned with that We want to serve users everywhere and we need to earn their trust in doing so Ileana Murillo is Google’s head of multicultural marketing. Does miss Murillo do good work? I’m not directly familiar with her work, but she’s an employee of Google and you know We’re proud of our employees. Your head of multicultural marketing Said you were pushing to get out the Latino vote paying for ride to the poll to the polls for the Latino vote Only in key states and you’re saying that’s not accurate Yes, that’s right They be haven’t found any evidence to substantiate you she just made it up out of thin air the day after the election I wrote This email to your top executives and it’s not true Congressman. I’m happy to follow up, but I think the employees today do their own activities. We don’t want to follow up I want the real answers right here in this committee As I said earlier, we’ve looked into it We didn’t find you push to get out the key vote and and I would say the two most populous states for Latinos would be California and Texas Did you push to get out the Latino vote and pay for people to go to the poll in California in Texas? We as a company didn’t have any effort to push out votes for any particular demographic that would be against our principles We participate in the civic process in a
nonpartisan way and we think it’s really important We do it that way. I I have an iPhone and If I move from here and go over there and sit with my Democrat friends, which will make them real nervous Does Google track my movement? Does Google, through this phone, know that I have moved here and moved over to the left? It’s either yes or no not by default There may be a Google service which you’ve opted in to use. So Google knows that I am moving over there It’s it’s not a trick question. You know, you make a hundred million dollars a year You ought to be able to answer that question. Does Google know? Through this phone that I am moving over there and sitting next to Mr. Johnson, which would make him real nervous It’s his question. It’s yes or nope. I wouldn’t be able to answer that I’m looking at yes say yes or no without knowing more details sir. I have a concern Concerning China In 2010 Google left the Chinese market place due to concerns over Hacking attacks censorship and how the Chinese government was possibly gaining access to data I’m interested in what has changed since 2010 and how working with the Chinese government to censor results are part of Google’s core values. Do you understand my question? Congressman We right now there are no plans for us to launch a search product in China we are in general always looking to see how best it’s part of our core mission and our principles to Try hard to provide users with information we Always have evidence based on every country we have operated in Us reaching out and giving uses to more information has a very positive impact and and we feel that Calling. But right now there are no plans to launch in China The extent that we ever You know approach a decision like that I will be fully transparent; including with policymakers here and engage in consult widely so anticipating what took place in 2016 happening again, and and this is specifically regarding What Russia did to foment racial tensions in the United States and Wanting to know how you are responding to that. Were they called for, you know fake protests? Either to get African Americans to turn out to protest something that was fake or to have white supremists Be ginned up to attack communities of color so specifically what is Google doing to respond to that? We mainly saw with respect to Russia Limited improper activity on our ad platforms but in general, you know We are not a social networking company across the products. We do it’s an area we haven’t done well as a company so we typically are in connecting groups of people and that’s not how Google mainly works today and So we haven’t seen that kind of activities on our platforms, but we are vigilant and you know I’m happy to share any findings which come through as we look into it more the operating environment in China has Deteriorated with respect to surveillance censorship and the like since Google first made the decision in 2010 to leave So I want to ask very specifically are any employees currently having product meetings on this Chinese project and if not when did those end? We have undertaken an internal effort. But right now there are no plans to launch a search service in China as I said earlier Are there any current discussions with any member of the Chinese government on launching this app Currently we are not in discussions around launching a search product in China Are there any current discussions with members of the Chinese government about this? You know, this effort currently is an internal effort and you know, I’m happy to consult as well as be transparent to the action We take, as steps towards launching a product in China. And who at Google is leading the dragonfly effort It’s, you know our efforts around Building search, you know, it’s undertaken by our search teams, but these are distributed efforts It’s a limited effort internally currently Will you Mr. Pichai, rule out launching a tool for surveillance and censorship in China while you are CEO of Google? congressman I commit to engaging one of the things which is important to us as a company. We have a stated mission of providing users with information and so we always think it’s in our duty to explore possibilities to give users access to information and You know, I have that commitment. But you know, as I said earlier on this will be very thoughtful and We will engage widely as we make progress this is now the fourth hearing in a series of ridiculous hearings on a free speech of Internet companies a significant portion this hearing was a waste of time because the First Amendment protects private individuals’ and corporations’ free speech rights, so I’m gonna search for Consequence Steve King i’ma hit the news tab The first article that pops up is from ABC news It says Steve King’s racist immigration talk prompts calls for congressional censure That’s a negative article, but you don’t have a group of people from Google sitting here thinking and trying to modify search results every time Steve King comes up, because a negative article appears. That’s not what’s happening, right? We always operate for any query with the same set of principles We are trying to reflect what is currently you know If it is newsworthy what is currently being discussed about that phrase Thank you So, let me just conclude here by stating the obvious If you want positive search results do positive things if you don’t want negative search results Don’t do negative things. And to some of my colleagues here across the aisle, If you’re getting bad press articles and bad search results Don’t blame Google or Facebook or Twitter consider blaming yourself Did Google design a prototype for a search engine that would be used in China to censor content Congressman we have undertaken an internal effort Did you create a prototype that there was a report in the intercept that says a prototype for the censored search Engine was designed We have developed and explored what a search could look like if it were to be launched in a country like China and that’s what we Explored and how many months was that project ongoing? We’ve had the project underway for a while and there have been other projects which we’ve undertaken for a while and we’ve never launched them – so we could be a constantly exploring… How many how many people were working on it? The estimates, you know the number of engineers and the project have varied over time at ten at one point We’ve had over a hundred people working on it. It’s my understanding. Who makes the judgment calls regarding content moderation at Google Chairman it depends on the area. So for example if it’s YouTube we have You know very clear teams which are responsible for YouTube content policies and… They identified whether is it possible for the customer to write to them and say “hey here’s a concern I have” ? We give clear channels for content creators to You know to raise concerns back and we have clear avenues and and we also have had people who are responsible for these platforms Including content moderation appear here You know and I think they’ve consulted widely here too – thank you. Well you’ve gone for about three and a half hours and it’s about what we predicted isn’t it yesterday when we talked so we Thank you very much for your participation today. This concludes today’s hearing and without objection All members will have five legislative days to submit written Question for the witness or additional materials for the record and with that this hearing is adjourned

100 Comments

  1. CNET said:

    Thanks for watching! Check out our weekly show Alphabet City that covers everything Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6_QpsGTGto

    December 12, 2018
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  2. automaticspaz said:

    They should have consulted an FAQ

    July 5, 2019
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  3. Tarn Williamson said:

    You can't debate with people who are not willing to listen. They really don't know how stupid they sound..

    July 5, 2019
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  4. Harsh Sahay said:

    Congressman:- Do I need Internet to open Google
    Sunder Pichai:- Sir, every phone….
    Congressman:- that's a Yes or No question

    July 6, 2019
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  5. Bharadwaj Rama Krishna said:

    You've asked the most dumbest questions Mr. POE!
    2:53 he has given an answer to it

    July 6, 2019
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  6. Sarah Nongrum said:

    I wonder why they think themselves as genius.. but asking stupid qs😂

    July 6, 2019
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  7. Sarah Nongrum said:

    Mr Lieu …you are the only person with brain Sir….Respect… others they dont even know what to ask ..randomly whats pop up like trump

    July 6, 2019
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  8. Joseph Stalin said:

    Well they are censoring conservatives currently soooooo

    July 7, 2019
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  9. Shivam Mishra said:

    Its more like a grand kid explain technology to his grandparents 🤣🤣🤣…this is so funn

    July 7, 2019
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  10. Eric Gauthier said:

    Ever been in a relationship with someone like this? Obviously full of shit. All I have to say.

    July 7, 2019
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  11. Jumbomuffin13 said:

    This is what happens when you have old ‘anti tech’ working in the government…

    July 8, 2019
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  12. Aneeh Spark said:

    Hahahaha congress go to college and study again or just do complete your studies or have knowledge on google

    July 8, 2019
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  13. Ditya Alamsyah said:

    i don't know what sundar pichai's shady agendas and frankly don't care, but for once in my lifetime, i wanna see verbal spanking on these assclowns

    July 8, 2019
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  14. Async Life said:

    Why tf are there so many indians, araps, chinese and japanese people in this comment section ???
    Hmmmmmmm

    July 8, 2019
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  15. BumFuzzle said:

    They think they're genius but their questions are soo stupid 😂 Poor guy google's ceo

    July 8, 2019
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  16. Chaitanya Dubey said:

    During the rainy season does the cloud computing fails?

    July 9, 2019
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  17. sherwin soares said:

    This is very epic

    July 9, 2019
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  18. Himanshi Chodhary said:

    Oldie knowing nothing about technology and wasting ceo's time

    July 9, 2019
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  19. Татьяна Ром said:

    Google wants to control all world commerce and to steal ours inventions

    July 9, 2019
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  20. nunya efin biz said:

    GOOGLE = DOMESTIC TERRORISTS

    July 10, 2019
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  21. Savage Seven said:

    Show these highlights to Congressman -_-

    July 10, 2019
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  22. Fabio Libroia said:

    THEY MUST BE JAILED!!! AVOID VAT % DATE MANIPULATION WITHOUT CONSENT

    LAW ABOVE TECHNOLOGY

    THEY WILL PAY FOR IT

    July 10, 2019
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  23. Trey Cook said:

    Senator: What are your plans with China?
    Google: There are no plans in China.
    Senator: But what are your plans with China?
    Google: There are no plans in China.

    July 10, 2019
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  24. Akash Thapa said:

    What the hell like that

    July 11, 2019
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  25. Piyush Sharma said:

    Cong : why is my ping high?
    Pichar : senator actu..
    Cong : its not a tricky question, i have all the guns still my ping is very high. Is google responsible for this YES OR NO!

    PICHAI : mr. Congressmen actually your intern…

    Cong : do you get my question mr. Google? i play games. I am a gamer. Its not hard to answer

    July 11, 2019
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  26. Ashutosh Kashyap said:

    I man vs the entire Congress.

    July 11, 2019
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  27. New Era said:

    I thought only Indian politicians are dumb but American's are no less.

    July 11, 2019
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  28. 2k Rem Beats said:

    Mr lieu was the most respectful and non ignorant congressman to speak 😂

    July 12, 2019
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  29. Cool Beans said:

    How very odd that every single top-50 comment is on the side of Google.. now that we're on Youtube… I generally dislike conspiracy theories. This monopoly has to be dissolved.

    July 12, 2019
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  30. Chanthachon Senesouphap said:

    ปีจนป่น

    July 13, 2019
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  31. Eric Mugerwa said:

    Poe pocket watching player hating on a Google CEO

    July 13, 2019
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  32. D M said:

    they can at best fine Google !! hahaha !!!

    July 13, 2019
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  33. W͓̽i͓̽n͓̽t͓̽e͓̽r͓̽ ͓̽ F͓̽a͓̽l͓̽l͓̽s͓̽ said:

    I have google maps on my iphone so lol 😂

    July 13, 2019
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  34. W͓̽i͓̽n͓̽t͓̽e͓̽r͓̽ ͓̽ F͓̽a͓̽l͓̽l͓̽s͓̽ said:

    Where’s all of it? Id like to watch it all !

    July 13, 2019
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  35. James Madison said:

    Google is in lock step with the deep state. They hate the Consitiution, they hate free speech, they hate the middle class. They want to remake the world like California….towers for the rich and tent cities for the rest. Mr. Pichai is a lying corporate stooge for oppression.

    July 13, 2019
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  36. Izzy said:

    Mr. Lieu the og

    July 14, 2019
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  37. Bloodhound said:

    Hold tight Mr. Lieu for speaking sense.

    July 14, 2019
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  38. Shawn Chowdhury said:

    REP TED POE is one of the dumbest congress man I have seen. "You guys make $100 million dollars" that's a arrogant statement Ted POE made. How is your house lights get turn on? how do you have electricity in your house? Mr Pichai just too good for answering all questions, better than Mark Zuckerberg Congress hearing.

    July 15, 2019
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  39. Wolfgang Smeader said:

    Google is evil

    July 15, 2019
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  40. prometheus 555 said:

    He lied under oath so many times in this hearing it is unbelievable.

    July 15, 2019
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  41. Mugen Vis said:

    Google should've never put their two cents into anything

    July 15, 2019
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  42. guitargamery said:

    this Indian needs to get laid

    July 15, 2019
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  43. guitargamery said:

    Mr .Pichai looks like Rambo Dodging bullets….wow every single Question was dodged by MR Pichai

    July 15, 2019
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  44. Estron Kadar said:

    this hearing lacks only dancing, if there would be dancing, india nationalits would be ejaculating over their screens now xD

    July 16, 2019
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  45. Bob Proctor said:

    A room full of criminals, crooks, and liars.

    July 16, 2019
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  46. lucxx36 said:

    Why I cannot pause my online game?

    July 16, 2019
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  47. hay naku said:

    Goveement wants money in google after that they not asking a dumb questions in google

    July 16, 2019
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  48. Patrick Cui said:

    Some congressman are actually so dumb and have no knowledge in how the software works.

    July 17, 2019
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  49. JuenoMT said:

    Whatever Mr Lieu says – I'm inclined to believe THE EXACT OPPOSITE!!! POS

    July 17, 2019
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  50. D_N said:

    These comments make me sick. Full of far left libtards

    July 17, 2019
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  51. Knasterreal1 said:

    "congresman thx for the question i have no idea of what you just said let me google it"

    July 17, 2019
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  52. NetTubeUser said:

    Honestly, governments shouldn't give too much power to powerful private corporations because they always manipulate people, including the information in general, and they always want to impose their vision of the world. This is really serious! Because of that, they could be a potential threat for their country, and a high risk of propaganda and manipulation in a near future.

    July 17, 2019
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  53. AB Ba said:

    Congressman, Google knows when you are crapping and when you are not…!

    They have a GPS up your @$$…!!

    July 17, 2019
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  54. 33kaus holokaust said:

    So the 2 asians in the room . Both are brilliant

    July 18, 2019
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  55. Solomon SOLOMON said:

    If pm of India has balls he would summon anti national puppet sundar picchai like Mr. Trump.

    July 18, 2019
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  56. manan tandon said:

    I know pichai is a very humble and calm man but I can bet that his insights must be burning to punch every one of them in the throat! 😂

    July 18, 2019
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  57. yummyfuzz1 said:

    Google is evil, nothing but lies.

    July 18, 2019
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  58. Pain TV said:

    The answer to the iPhone question is yes.. Google would know.. they track everything.. even if u keep ur phone location switched off.. it doesn't matter.. they still get the data.. I recomend u watch other hearings like this.. u will actually learn wtf Google and Facebook is upto..

    July 18, 2019
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  59. Zalengam Media [Gary] said:

    You congressmen make headache to goOgle CEO, There are certain questions which are unnnessary to ask. E.g does google knw my movement through phone? That's up to you… You turn on your location indicator…in your phone …it can detect you…

    July 18, 2019
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  60. Zalengam Media [Gary] said:

    For educated person in engineering and technical lines most of the question are very funny…. Nothing to affraid about google… Its a search engine… The name define itself

    July 18, 2019
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  61. Chris Perry said:

    If Google does not do social media, then what are “hang out” spaces for?

    July 18, 2019
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  62. sarah kay said:

    I wish there would be more young people elected into our government. I don't really understand how a modern society can function under leaders who don't know how to use the internet. We need more of a variety of opinions in order to reflect the thoughts of our entire society. Not just white men 60+

    July 18, 2019
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  63. Sky Wolf said:

    Mr. Lieu doesn't understand how propaganda works.

    July 18, 2019
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  64. Justin Stalbaum said:

    This, this is why gen x on down need to take over. They honestly don't even understand how Google maps works. Its really hard to watch this level of stupidity.

    And I say stupidity because all you had to do was Google the question. Not joking ask Google how maps works and poof.

    July 19, 2019
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  65. Tech Curious said:

    Republicans are idiots..

    July 19, 2019
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  66. Meiling Chen said:

    Pichai is a traitor. He should be repatriated back to India

    July 19, 2019
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  67. Normandie Viking said:

    Google is EVIL , Google is Remphan ✡️

    July 21, 2019
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  68. SAS said:

    The comments on this page are extremely interesting and bias, kind of like google. Anyone who thinks Mr Lieu is presenting a clear and unbiased view for example hasn't seen his previous performances. I remember one with candace Owen's where he presented excerpts of recorded commentary she made about national socialism whilst deliberately omitting the context to present a particular partisan and unfavourable viewpoint. Let's be realistic, anyone who thinks large corporations dont operate to bias agendas must be living in a different world to the rest of us and the big social media companies are the worst because they collect all of your data and build profiles of individuals so that they can exploit your preferences, its standard practice. I design and build websites and you can input javascript and metadata into the source code to do whatever you want it to do.

    July 21, 2019
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  69. Liberty Dankmeme said:

    Google is evil – the CEOs should be hung from the nearest tree

    July 21, 2019
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  70. Yangg YG said:

    ""I am IRONMAN n u can't have it"" nebody feeling d vibe??

    July 22, 2019
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  71. JD said:

    I can fast 7 days drinking only water, but cannot survive without google

    July 23, 2019
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  72. Partial Bullet said:

    Being a politician might actually be fun
    XD

    July 23, 2019
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  73. Jonathan L said:

    Check out Prager & Hawkey

    July 23, 2019
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  74. kingvk Ronaldo. said:

    These old farts are such a bunch of morons who are literally trying to be superior to mr. Pichai..

    July 23, 2019
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  75. Betty Alice said:

    Oh. Wow.

    July 24, 2019
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  76. Mxr Wxl said:

    U.S government Scared of google becoming a 3rd political party.

    July 25, 2019
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  77. Swaprava Nath said:

    Mr Poo: I'm technically challenged, yes or no? Come on, it's not a trick question!

    July 25, 2019
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  78. Lance Rothman said:

    Take a good look fellow Americans. These are the people that run your lives. These are the people that decide what rights they will be taking away from you.

    Stuff like this is why I have never cast a vote in any election in my life and never will. The government and its elections are nothing but puppet shows. Same thing every cycle.

    July 25, 2019
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  79. Movies World said:

    The lady sitting behind the Mr. Pichai is damn beautiful

    July 26, 2019
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  80. Matthew Dzurilla said:

    Get Senator Hawley to drill these big tech monsters… not these idiots. You're giving big tech a pass by having these retards asking the questions…

    July 28, 2019
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  81. Usman K said:

    Lol boomers struggling to understand basic technology and acting all tough. Classic.

    July 28, 2019
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  82. Shivam M said:

    3:02.. more like 100 billion… get your facts right first

    July 29, 2019
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  83. jonesyrdu said:

    Ever notice how the least intelligent questions and the most hostile and deflecting ones always come from one particular party? When Lieu was up and was making intelligent comments, it was obvious which party he did NOT represent. I don't know how some of these people get elected. Oh wait.. never mind. They are elected by like-minded individuals. Dim and hostile.

    July 30, 2019
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  84. Ivonne Bone said:

    Jajaja esto es tan irreal….busquen en Google cómo funciona Google

    July 31, 2019
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  85. FATALERROR said:

    those people are the real mamabichos, its my opinion, in spanish cause they dont know

    July 31, 2019
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  86. Sai S said:

    This is Bad lip sync material. Come on people do it already.. 😂😂

    August 1, 2019
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  87. Sai S said:

    Mr lieu burned everyone with just one sentence..lol 😂😂

    August 1, 2019
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  88. Scoops Troop said:

    I can’t stop laughing. Who thought it was a good idea to have all these old white men asking these questions. Any 15 year old kid would know more about technology and the internet than they do

    August 2, 2019
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  89. Music Music said:

    Cong: How heavy are you?
    Ceo: I'm………
    Cong: Yes or no?

    August 4, 2019
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  90. Lola De nup said:

    They were too rude to him whereas the hearing for mark from fb was very lenient

    August 5, 2019
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  91. S K said:

    Pause 4.47 potential rack

    August 5, 2019
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  92. Shimali Edirisinghe said:

    Asks a question.

    Interrupts him 3 seconds later

    August 6, 2019
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  93. Matthew Svihel said:

    Mr. Jordan and Mr. Poe seem like they are condescending and uninformed congressmen. Please get out of our government or educate yourself on a topic before publicly confronting and basically heading an interrogation on it. Do your job. Mr. Lieu was the most educated and prepared person that this video presented. We need more people like him in congress.

    August 7, 2019
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  94. Ondrej Rutkovsky said:

    Their stupidity makes my brain cry!

    August 8, 2019
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  95. t n Yun said:

    Idiot – The perfect word for Trump

    August 9, 2019
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  96. Jerry Berry said:

    Google is now getting exposed for what they are. A cnn MSNBC Democrat boot licker

    August 9, 2019
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  97. Mohd Sharkawi Lu Abdullah said:

    Congress men asked Google CEO and before he finished answering congressmen cut short again and switched question, belching out "Yes or No " rhetoric .
    It takes no ordinary man to be CEO of any decent Company like Google.
    Otherwise this congressional hearing would end up in fist fight, my blood boils just to watch this morons trying to be powerful.

    August 9, 2019
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  98. Deepak .J. Acharya said:

    Damn, that old dude with iPhone is so stupid.

    August 9, 2019
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  99. GeishaTheSerpantClan said:

    This is why you should not trust Indians and hire them!

    August 10, 2019
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  100. Rashid Anwar Tv said:

    Nice

    August 13, 2019
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