Republican lawmakers, claiming bias, give Google the third degree

WASHINGTON — Google executives, after months of mostly avoiding the harsh spotlight put on their internet peers, are being grilled in Washington this week by lawmakers questioning if the Mountain View company is living up to its promise to be a neutral arbiter of online information.
On Friday, CEO Sundar Pichai will meet with Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield — the Republican House majority leader and a Google critic — and more than two dozen Republicans to discuss complaints the company is trying to silence conservative voices.