The Latest: Trump says US will 'take a look' at Google-China

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local):

8:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump is vowing to "take a look" at Google after a billionaire investor suggested it may have been infiltrated by Chinese intelligence

Before 5 a.m. Eastern, Trump in a tweet called Peter Thiel, "A great and brilliant guy who knows this subject better than anyone! The Trump Administration will take a look!"

A House Judiciary subcommittee is holding a bipartisan investigation of the market power of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. Congress begins two days of hearings Tuesday on the currency planned by Facebook, to be called Libra, starting with the Senate Banking Committee.

Over the weekend,Thiel said the FBI and the CIA should open an investigation into Google.

According to the Axios story, Theil said Google was "engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the US military."

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