Tech investor Peter Thiel, 51, made the comments during a speech at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington.
Thiel, a Facebook board member who supported Donald Trump in 2016, slammed Google for working with the Chinese military while refusing to renew a contract with the US Department of Defense.
He even suggested that Google’s actions were ‘seemingly treasonous’.
Thiel also said that American agencies should ask Google three questions, to determine whether it had been infiltrated by Chinese intelligence services.
The questions are: ‘Number one: How many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI (artificial intelligence)?
‘Number two: Does Google’s senior management consider itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?
‘Number three: Is it because they consider themselves to be so thoroughly infiltrated that they have engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the US military.’