by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Google has declined to answer several questions related to an internal debate Google employees had about potentially suppressing The Daily Caller and Breitbart in the company’s search function.
The Daily Caller News Foundation sent Google a list of questions in advance of its exclusive report, which revealed the discussion about suppressing right-of-center articles as a response to President Donald Trump’s election.
Google issued a statement for that story, in which the company denied ever manipulating search results for political purposes.
Google’s statement did not answer four specific questions from TheDCNF, and a Google spokeswoman declined a follow-up request for answers to those questions. …
… Several high-profile Republicans stressed the need for Google executives to testify under oath following TheDCNF’s report.
“Google execs need to explain what is going on here. Under oath,” Missouri senator-elect Josh Hawley wrote on Twitter.
“If true, this report underscores my concerns that big tech companies are actively censoring & shadow banning conservative content,” added Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.