Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Sunder Pichai to testify in U.S. Antitrust hearing on July 27

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Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Sunder Pichai American tech companies CEO’s to testify in U.S. Antitrust hearing on July 27

The House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee will hold a hearing with the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, who will testify as part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation of competition in the digital marketplace. Under current House Rules, witnesses and Members are allowed to appear virtually. Further details regarding hearing format to be announced.

According to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law shall have jurisdiction over the following subject matters: bankruptcy and commercial law, bankruptcy judgeships, administrative law, independent counsel, state taxation affecting interstate commerce, interstate compacts, antitrust matters, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.

Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos will testify in an antitrust hearing held by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on Monday, July 27 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Judiciary Committee announced today. The hearing is part of an ongoing U.S. antitrust investigation that involves competition in digital markets.

The hearing is particularly based on “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 6: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple” according to the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee.

Since last June, the Subcommittee has been investigating the dominance of a small number of digital platforms and the adequacy of existing antitrust laws and enforcement. Given the central role these corporations play in the lives of the American people, it is critical that their CEOs are forthcoming. As we have said from the start, their testimony is essential for us to complete this investigation.

A joint statement from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline

Last month, the committee sent letters to technology giants Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet (Google’s parent company), asking them to confirm if their chief executives will testify as part of the committee’s tech competition investigation. Committee chair David Cicilline said the documents that the investigators sought were “essential” to the probe and that requests like this were part of the “appropriate process” to obtain them.

Well, there will also be a live stream of the questioning available on YouTube on Monday, July 27 at 12:00 PM ET. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.

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