Google Execs Not Likely to Show Up at Senate Hearing
Top Alphabet executives Sundar Pichai and Larry Page are reportedly not going to attend a hearing by the Senate Intelligence Committee where lawmakers will be grilling US tech companies over issues concerning political influence and privacy.
Google had initially offered to send Kent Walker, one of its top lawyers, but was declined by the committee. It is said that the senators may issue a subpoena to force the Google executives to appear, with Senator Mark Warner saying “If Google thinks we’re just going to go away, they’re sadly mistaken.”
Meanwhile, Twitter will be represented at the hearing by its CEO, Jack Dorsey, and Facebook by its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg.