Tech Companies Face Scrutiny at Antitrust Hearing

by Penka Arsova
LaCorte News

Chief executives from four of the biggest U.S. technology companies will be forced to confront claims that they’re using their dominance on the market to crush rivals at the expense of consumers, in an appearance before Congress.

The story: Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Alphabet and Google’s Sundar Pichai are scheduled to face the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday as part of a probe that seeks to determine if they’ve grown too big and too powerful. All of them will testify remotely.

The hearing is expected to provide evidence of power abuse practices in the marketplace and finally make its way to public records. Throughout its investigations, the committee has gathered at least 1.3 million documents from the testifying companies. The lawmakers also held public hearings and conducted numerous interviews.

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