Google CEO Contradicts Report of Effort on Political Bias

Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent a company-wide email, which Axios obtained, denying any effort to politically bias the company's search results and emphasizing that Google needs to remain politically neutral. Why it matters: The Wall Street Journal reported that Google staffers had looked for ways to adjust search results in the wake of President Trump's first travel ban in 2017 — reinforcing conservatives' ire over what they have charged is censorship by Google-owned YouTube and anti-conservative bias in search results.