We start today with one of the big questions that faced the technology executive yesterday on Capitol Hill. Is Google biased against politically conservative users and in favor of politically liberal ones?
That's something that a number of Republicans, including U.S. President Donald Trump have accused Google of being, and Representative Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas, said this kind of bias was, quote, programmed into the company's culture.
The company CEO, Sundar Pichai, says Google's operations are nonpartisan.
SUNDAR PICHAI, CEO OF GOOGLE LLC: I lead this company without political bias, and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way. To do otherwise would be against our core principles and our business interests.
AZUZ: Google isn't the only technology company that's been accused of bias. The House Judiciary Committee has had other hearings this year on the subject, with the CEO of Twitter discussing the issue in September.
Yesterday's event wasn't just about bias accusations though. Lawmakers asked Pichai about how much information Google collects from its users, particularly on its Android operating system, which can be found on many smartphones. The executive responded that Google has ways users can limit the info they share with the company.
谷歌公司首席执行官桑达尔·皮查伊：我毫无政治偏见地领导着这家公司，并努力确保我们的产品继续以这种方式运作 。如果不这样做，将违背我们的核心原则和我们的商业利益 。
阿祖兹：谷歌并不是唯一一家被控存在偏见的科技公司 。众议院司法委员会今年还就此议题举行过其他听证会，推特首席执行官在9月份时曾现身国会接受问询 。
不过，昨天的听证会并不仅仅涉及偏见指控 。议员询问皮查伊的问题还包括，谷歌如何收集用户信息，尤其是其安卓操作系统收集信息的方式，现在许多智能手机均使用安卓系统 。谷歌首席执行官回答说，谷歌有方法让用户可以限制他们与谷歌分享的信息 。
1. in favor of 支持；赞成；
But if we have to choose, I am in favor of choosing to invest in social welfare programs.
2. a number of 若干；许多；
A number of them have filed formal complaints against the police.
3. accuse sb. of sth./doing sth. 指控；指责；
His father would accuse him of neglecting his filial duties.
4. share with 共享；共有；合用；
I have some very sad news to share with all of you.