Why googling 'idiot' brings up Trump photos, Congresswoman asks Pichai

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Pichai's no-show at that hearing was marked by an empty chair for Google alongside the Facebook and Twitter executives who did appear.

The Democratic Congresswoman named Zoe Lofgren raised this question. "I just did that", she notes. "How would that happen?"

Aside from the fact that Google's algorithm is written by humans, the fundamental reason for its biases is its artificial intelligence-powered search result customization, said Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and founder of DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused search engine that doesn't track users' search history. Pichai replied that the search results are based on ranks that takes into account over 200 factors, including relevance and popularity, to find the best results for a query.

"We work hard to ensure the integrity of our products, and we've put a number of checks and balances in place to ensure they continue to live up to our standards".

We can recall that four weeks ago, it was reported that Lee doubled-down on his Bitcoin (BTC) target for year-end at $15,000, insisting that the current market downward movement is an "awkward transition" one that will surely pass.

"So it's not some little man sitting behind the curtain figuring out what we're going to show the user?" responded Ms Lofgren.

For the record, that "idiot" search result page was due to third-parties' "Google bombing" the president.

Watch the C-Span footage of the hearing below.

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Pichai reiterated Google's position that it has no plans "right now" to re-enter China with a search engine generating censored results to comply with the demands of that country's Communist government.

According to him, the high-profile hacks merely accentuate that virtual currencies are valuable.

Following the hearing, the word "idiot" is now one of the most searched for terms in the USA on Google Trends.

Every year, Google Trends publishes its "Year in Search" to highlight the past year's most popular Google searches.

In August, Trump said in a tweet that a Google search for "Trump News" showed only reports from "Fake News Media".

Republicans allege that Google's search results are biased and that Democrats who work at Google choose liberal websites over conservative views for prime placement on Google services like Google search.

Fox host Sandra Smith pointed out that as many as 90 percent of web searches go through Google and asked Goodlatte whether antitrust actions were in order.

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