Washington: A extremely anticipated congressional listening to on anti-competitive practices, bringing collectively the heads of 4 US expertise giants, has been rescheduled for midday (1600 GMT) Wednesday, the Home Judiciary Committee has introduced.
The heads of Google, Amazon, Fb and Apple—the world’s largest expertise firms—shall be testifying at a time of rising complaints about their dominance and amid calls by some politicians and activists to interrupt them up.
The listening to, initially set for Monday, was rescheduled. The committee didn’t provide a purpose, however civil rights icon and long-time congressman John Lewis shall be mendacity in state within the US Capitol on Monday and Tuesday.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 4 tech leaders—Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Tim Prepare dinner (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Fb) and Sundar Pichai (Alphabet, the mum or dad firm of Google and YouTube) — shall be allowed to seem just about if they need.
It is going to be a primary congressional look for Bezos, who additionally owns The Washington Publish.
Strain has been rising each from the fitting and the left—and typically internally—to do one thing in regards to the overwhelming dominance of the web platforms.
The Judiciary Committee has spent greater than a yr conducting a sweeping investigation into the 4 firms to find out whether or not they’re responsible of any antitrust abuses and, in that case, to think about potential cures.
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