Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is pressing Google CEO Sundar Pichai for answers regarding the search giant’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election after an explosive Breitbart News investigation published this week proved the company is blocking search traffic from Breitbart News and other conservative websites.
Especially given the proximity to the November 2020 presidential election, the fact that Google appears to be delisting search results critical of former Vice President Joe Biden is particularly disturbing.
During that testimony, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) pressed Pichai on an explosive Breitbart News report on an internal Google video that demonstrated senior executives plotted in the wake of President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory to ensure that Trump’s election — and everything Trump stands for — was a “blip” in history.
To prove these denials by Google were untrue, Cotton cited Breitbart News’s investigation published this week, which he said, “presented compelling evidence” that shows Google is “manipulating its search engine operations” to help Biden’s campaign.
“Despite Google’s previous denials of bias, it was reported this week that Google may be manipulating its search engine operations to block content appearing when users search for ‘Joe Biden,’” Cotton wrote.