Google CEO Sundar Pichai will tell members of Congress during testimony on Tuesday that he leads Google "without political bias," according to a transcript of his remarks that were released Monday.
Pichai is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, when Republicans are expected to zero in on allegations that the company is biased against conservative voices.
Pichai will say Tuesday that having a political bias would go against Google's "core principles and our business interests."
"We are a company that provides platforms for diverse perspectives and opinions—and we have no shortage of them among our own employees," he will say, according to the prepared remarks.
Among those who have suggested that Google censors conservative voices is President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE, who tweeted in August that Googled is "rigged" against positive media coverage of the president.
"Google search results for 'Trump News' shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media," Trump wrote. "In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out."
Pichai may also face questions about Google's planned "Dragonfly" project, which will be a censored search engine for China.
Pichai's prepared remarks make no mention of that project or China, but he does push back against criticisms that Google has violated the privacy rights of its users.
"Protecting the privacy and security of our users has long been an essential part of our mission," he will say. "We have invested an enormous amount of work over the years to bring choice, transparency, and control to our users. These values are built into every product we make."