Google executives, including Sundar Pichai, summoned by Canadian parliament’s heritage committee
by The Canadian Parvasi
Recently, Google’s parent company Alphabet started carrying out “tests” blocking news content for less than 4% of its users in Canada to better understand the implications of the liberal government’s Online News Act, with the test lasting for five weeks, according to media reports.
As a result, Canadian MPs are calling for Google’s top executives, including Sundar Pichai, to be summoned before a parliamentary committee to testify.
Previously on Friday, while speaking to reporters in Toronto, PM Trudeau started off by stating that something was “bothering” him.
“It really surprises me that Google has decided that they’d rather prevent Canadians from accessing news than actually paying journalists for the work they do…I think that’s a terrible mistake and I know Canadians expect journalists to be well paid for the work they do,” PM Trudeau stated about the bill.