The US Congress Held Hearings With The Heads Of Google, Facebook, Apple, And Amazon
The first-ever hearing took place in the US Congress, where the heads of IT giants Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon simultaneously testified in connection with claims of abuse of power in the fight against competitors, BBC News reports.
It's worth mentioning that lawmakers are thinking about strengthening regulation, antitrust checks have been launched since there are opinions in Congress that IT giants destructively use their power to expand, and are monopolists, so something needs to be done about it. At the same time, according to BBC News, Republicans are also concerned about how these companies manage information.
During the hearings, which were held in video-link mode due to the pandemic, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Sundar Pichai (Google), Tim Cook (Apple) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon) assured that they did not do anything illegal and stressed that their companies have American roots and values.