The CEO’s of Google/Alphabet Sundar Pichai, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple’s Tim Cook are all set to face questions from the US lawmakers, as they search for a reason to impose stricter anti-trust regulations. The report of the July Hearing represents a shift in the House Judiciary Antitrust panel, which will review any possible wrongdoings by any of the four firms.
Large corporations like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are all running competition oversight. In addition to this, Facebook and Google are facing regulatory enforcer antitrust investigations in the entire country. Previously, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai have appeared in front of the congress but, this would be a first for the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
The CEO’s and the United States are set to lock horns in order to set the record straight regarding antitrust laws. In addition to this, it is expected that other things will also be on the agenda such as hate-speech on YouTube – a product of Google, and Amazon’s treatment of its employees in the warehouses.
Amazon’s workers have long complained of the treatment that is dished out to them in the warehouses is inhumane and it takes a toll on their health. And Google’s YouTube, has long been at the epicenter of the talks regarding racism, anti-Semitic, and Islamophobia. The Judicial Committee is set to bring all of these issues to light and will grill the CEO’s about it.
Facebook has long been accused of hampering competition and having sole supremacy in many of the departments such as digital marketing. It will be questioned by the Judicial committee regarding these issues, as well as, Google being accused of control over digital ads, and Apple’s scrutiny of its app store while, Amazon’s treatment of its workers will all be brought under questioning.