Google and Meta confirm withdrawal from Web Summit

Tech giants joins Intel and Siemens, as well as keynote speakers such as actress Gillian Anderson and comedian Amy Poehler in withdrawing from the event in Lisbon next month

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave

Google and Meta have become the latest companies to say they will not have a presence at Web Summit following controversial comments made by chief executive Paddy Cosgrave on Israel.

Confirmation of Google and Meta’s decision to withdraw from the tech conference comes a day after Intel and Siemens announced their withdrawal, and as a number of key speakers, including actress Gillian Anderson and comedian Amy Poehler, said they would not be attending the company’s ...