In the 20-year history profile of the company, Google has to confront the most intensive diplomatic scrutiny in front of Congress.
A Senate of Intelligence Committee Panel was assembled in Wednesday morning on the occasion of a series of the mega hearings of the renowned information technology platforms based on state promoted election. The high profile executives of the social technology medias such as Facebook and Twitter sat in front of the senators and the next empty seat was marked as “Google”. A vacant seat was opted by the biggest unit of Alphabet Inc and it did not pass the seat either to its secluded founder Larry Page or screened successor, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai.
The discussions in the conclave focussed on the challenges of appropriate decision making based on the rude interrogation by the lawyers of the tech companies. Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter and Sheryl Sandberg the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook received the invitation from Senate to justify. On the high profile hearing, the infirmity on the social media is focussed and those two top executives of renowned social media company were stimulating for the bulk queries.
As Google declined to send Page the director of Alphabet or Pichai. Senate ordered Pichai to accept it. The panel refused the offer from Google and send a legal warning to Kent Walker, the policy Chief of Google. The rigid decision of Google can affect the standing of the company in Congress while it acquired solid binary support as a good technology corporate platform for years.
Adam Goldberg, the partner in the Washington, of Trident DMG the DC-based communicative firm, said, “ After investing so much in lobbying the last several years, this is bizarre. If you are not at the table, you are on the menu, and Congress looks hungry.”
Sen Mark Warner, the designated Democrat of the committee, expressed extreme anger in his remarkable comments quoting the single-minded conspirative formulas unrolling on Google Search, Gmail and YouTube.
He said, “ I am deeply disappointed that Google – one of the most influential digital platforms in the world – chose not to send its own top corporate leadership to engage this committee. Given its size and influence, I would have thought the leadership at Google would want to demonstrate how seriously it takes these challenges and to lead this important public discussion.”