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Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 11, 2018.
President Donald Trump said in a tweet Wednesday he met with Google CEO Sundar Pichai about "political fairness "on the platform and the company's dealings in China
The meeting seems to be a positive step for the Google executive, who has been criticized by Republican lawmakers for what they claim as a political bias across Google's platforms. Trump had previously said the company, along with Facebook and Twitter, was "treading on very, very troubled territory."
Pichai declined to appear before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in September, leaving only a blank chair to sit alongside Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Pichai ended up testifying in December of last year. The Washington meeting this week could make some necessary amends.
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