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Google Meeting with US Senate Judiciary Committee in Defense of Antitrust Allegations

Google is leaving no stones unturned to make sure everything goes smoothly when its executive chairman Eric Schmidt appears before a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

Schmidt will be facing a committee to defend his company against charges that Google is exploiting its dominance in the Internet search market to indulge in unfair business practices which are causing damage to smaller competitors.

Fearing a potential antitrust verdict, Google has reportedly hired over a dozen lobbying and communication firms to help avoid any negative outcomes.

Expressing the company’s stand on the forthcoming hearing on Wednesday, a Google spokeswoman said, “We understand with success comes scrutiny, and we're looking forward to the hearing and answering any questions senators may have about our business,” according to a Wall Street Journal report (opens in new tab).

Another Google spokesperson revealed that Schmidt has already visited with senators on the Judiciary Committee multiple times in recent weeks to convey his concerns.

In addition to that, a top search engineer from the company,Mat Cutts also reportedly visited Capitol Hill to defend himself and the company against the accusations that “Google changes its search formula to bump down competitors,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal.