Sundar Pichai’s testimony to Congress

He’ll be up on the Hill on Tuesday (beginning at 10am ET), but before then, here’s Sundar Pichai’s planned testimony to the House Judiciary Committee.

There’s nothing about China, and nothing about the ongoing row about how Google treats its female employees. But then, strictly speaking, the hearing isn’t meant to be about either of those issues (though he’ll surely be asked). Instead, it’s meant to be addressing allegations of political bias across Google’s services, particularly search and YouTube. Here’s some of what Pichai plans to say about that:

I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way. To do otherwise would go against our 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.

The Washington Post’s Tony Romm has this on Pichai’s preparations, and what the Google boss got up to when he, along with other tech leaders, visited the White House last week.