Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones heckled Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday as the tech executive made his way to a House committee hearing on alleged political bias in Silicon Valley.
Jones followed Pichai down the hallway as Pichai made his way to the House Judiciary Committee hearing, yelling that the CEO had “lied to Congress.”
Jones and former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneLawyer for 17 Jan. 6 defendants says he's been released from hospital Democrats' Jan. 6 subpoena-palooza sets dangerous precedent The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Afghanistan chaos now a deadly crisis as US troops perish MORE were among the last people to enter the committee room for Pichai’s testimony. Both claim that they have been censored by the search engine.
Some Republicans, including President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE, argue that social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are biased against conservative voices. Tech executives have disputed those claims, with Pichai saying in his written testimony that he runs Google “without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way.”
Stone, who was suspended from Twitter last year after a string of vulgar tweets directed toward reporters, told The Hill on Tuesday that he believes he has been censored by Google as well.
He said he believes the tech companies are engaged in “an effort to limit my ability to defend myself, and that’s rather important to me.”
Stone asserted that during a Google News search for his name, an article about his net worth will appear but not one contesting claims by some Democrats that Stone perjured himself during congressional testimony.
A Google News search for Stone conducted by The Hill features articles about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE’s interest in Stone as part of the investigation into Russian election interference, as well as Stone’s recent decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment rather than appear before a Senate panel.
Jones, a conspiracy theorist and the founder of Infowars who has been banned from platforms including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, also attended congressional hearings featuring Facebook and Twitter executives earlier this year.
Jones accused those executives of censoring him as well, and nearly got into a physical altercation with Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right GOP senators unveil bill designating Taliban as terrorist organization MORE (R-Fla.).