Google has come under fire as of late for the relationship the company has with the Government of China. President Trump has suggested that the company be investigated for treason.
According to Fox News:
Billionaire tech industry icon Peter Thiel wants Google investigated for “seemingly treasonous” work with China — and President Trump is listening.
The PayPal co-founder appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday and called out Google for working with the Chinese government on a major artificial intelligence project instead of the U.S. Thiel had recently discussed the issue at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C.
“The question is … what in the world is going on there?” Thiel asked.
Trump cited Thiel’s comments in a Tuesday morning tweet and said: “The Trump Administration will take a look!”
“Billionaire Tech Investor Peter Thiel believes Google should be investigated for treason. He accuses Google of working with the Chinese Government.” @foxandfriends A great and brilliant guy who knows this subject better than anyone! The Trump Administration will take a look!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
The Justice Department has yet to comment on Trump’s suggestion that the company be investigated for treasonous activity.