The chiefs of four of the biggest tech companies in the world — Amazon , Apple, Facebook and Google — faced lawmakers Wednesday for a hearing on digital competition that could have cataclysmic impact on an industry largely unhindered by regulators. The grilling of tech titans Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook , Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai (the companies’ respective CEOs), was done by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee as part of its ongoing, yearlong investigation into competition in the digital market. The approximately 5-hour hearing’s line of questioning was sharply divided down party lines. GOP congress members mostly took the CEOs to task for what most of them perceived as an effort to silence conservative voices online. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla. accused Google’s CEO of supressing conservative sites because he could not Google a right-leaning article he was searcing for and because he no longer received email after he was elected to Congress. Rep. Jim Jordan accused Google of “helping” Hilary Clinton in 2016 and demanded that each CEO make a commitment “to not help Joe Biden” in 2020. Meanwhile most Democrat members of the commitee pummeled the CEOs with questions about monopolizing their markets, concerns over data privacy and… Read full this story
- With Congress focused on political bias, Google’s CEO gets off easy
- Heritage Foundation, CEI Defend Big Tech Support After Tucker Carlson Exposé
- That was pretty good: Mark Zuckerberg as he gets grilled over Facebook data misuse
- Are Faulty Algorithms, Not Liberal Bias, To Blame For Google’s Fact-Checking Mess?
- Green Card Giveaway to Tech Investors Will Push Athletes, Nurses to Back of Line
- Alphabet gives newly installed CEO Sundar Pichai $240million in stock awards over next three years just weeks after Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin relinquished control of search engine's parent company
- The biggest tech issues in the 2020 presidential election
- The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech
- Wells Fargo's CEO will apologize at Senate hearing
- Jolla inks exclusive license to kick-start its Android alternative in China
Congress grills tech CEOs in wide-ranging hearing on monopoly, political bias, China and more have 328 words, post on abcnews.go.com at July 29, 2020. This is cached page on GameMax. If you want remove this page, please contact us.