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Google denies Trump's 'treason' charge during Senate hearing

Search giant rejects spy intrigue and Republican claims of bias

While Google is being forced to answer allegations of treason and political bias, investors view the tempest as "background noise."   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Alphabet Inc. executives denied explosive allegations that its Google unit was working too closely with the Chinese military in a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday.

First raised by PayPal founder and Facebook Inc. board member Peter Thiel, President Donald Trump later added fuel to the accusations by using the word "treason" in a tweet Tuesday morning.

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