Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this week. In the course of his testimony, he made some interesting claims.
“Even as we expand into new markets we never forget our American roots,” Mr Pichai said in his opening statement.
Not just roots, though. It’s important that Pichai and his team remember our American culture and values, too. It’s not at all clear that he/they do.
As an American company, we cherish the values and freedoms that have allowed us to grow and serve so many users. I am proud to say we do work, and we will continue to work, with the government to keep our country safe and secure.
Just how, exactly, does Pichai and his team propose to do that when they refuse to work with our defense establishment while enthusiastically working with our enemies—in particular, the People’s Republic of China and so with the PRC’s defense establishment?