We start today with one of the big questions that faced the technology executive yesterday on Capitol Hill. Is Google biased against politically conservative users and in favor of politically liberal ones?
That's something that a number of Republicans, including U.S. President Donald Trump have accused Google of being, and Representative Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas, said this kind of bias was, quote, programmed into the company's culture.
The company CEO, Sundar Pichai, says Google's operations are nonpartisan.
SUNDAR PICHAI, CEO OF GOOGLE LLC: I lead this company without political bias, and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way. To do otherwise would be against our core principles and our business interests.
AZUZ: Google isn't the only technology company that's been accused of bias. The House Judiciary Committee has had other hearings this year on the subject, with the CEO of Twitter discussing the issue in September.
Yesterday's event wasn't just about bias accusations though. Lawmakers asked Pichai about how much information Google collects from its users, particularly on its Android operating system, which can be found on many smartphones. The executive responded that Google has ways users can limit the info they share with the company.