GOOGLE'S Chief Executive Sundar Oichai has agreed to testify before the US House Judiciary committee later this year over Republican concerns that the company is biased against conservatives and will also attend a meeting with President Donald Trump, government officials said on Friday.

Republicans want to question Google, the search engine of Alphabet Inc, about whether the search algorithms are influenced by human bias. They also want to probe it on issues such as privacy, classification of news and opinion and dealing with countries with human rights violations.

Pichai met on Friday with  White House economic adviser  Larry Kudlow, White House spokeswoman, Lindsay Walters said, and the pair  'discussed a range of issues impacting Internet platforms and the economy in general.

Pichai accepted an invitation to attend a  White House  roundtable with Trump and other  Internet stakeholders , the  White House said.

Pichai met with senior  Republican lawmakers on Friday to discuss their concerns, House Majority Leader  Kevin McCarthy said.

''McCarthy told reporters after the meeting that the meeting  was  'very productive'  and  ''frank''.

''I think that  we've really shown that there is bias, which is human nature, but you have to have transparency and fairness,'' McCarthy said.

''As big tech's business grows, we have not had enough transparency and that has  led to an erosion of trust and, perhaps worse, harm  to consumers.''

Google has repeatedly denied accusations of bias against conservatives.

Pichai said in a statement his talks with congressional leaders were constructive and informative and the company remained committed to an ''active dialogue with members from both side of the aisle.''

He said he would testify before the  House Judiciary Committee  ''in due course.'' [Agencies].


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