Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, December 11th at 10AM ET, a committee spokesperson confirmed to The Verge. The hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th, but it was postponed due to scheduling conflicts with former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral events.
Pichai is anticipated to face intense questioning from Republican lawmakers who are concerned with the Silicon Valley giant’s algorithms and how they may be biased to more conservative content.
Lawmakers are also expected to grill Pichai on issues related to data privacy and anti-competitive market behavior. In September, Pichai traveled to Washington, DC to meet privately with Republican lawmakers over concerns involving algorithms and the company’s Dragonfly search engine project, but he has not formally sat before the panel for a public hearing.