Bezos, Zuckerberg, Pichai, and Cook sweat over US Senate queries
Safeguarding off indictments of suppressing competition, four Big Tech bosses Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google, and Tim Cook of Apple are replying for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its perennial investigation of market dominance in the industry.
The powerful CEOs defended their companies amid serious grilling by lawmakers on Wednesday.
The executives provided much of data showing how competitive their markets are, and the value of their innovation and essential services to consumers.
But some strived to answer pointed questions about their business practices.
They also met face to face a range of other interests about alleged political bias, their effect on U.S. democracy and their role in China.
The four CEOs were testifying remotely to lawmakers, most of whom were sitting, in masks, inside the hearing room in Washington.
Among the toughest questions for Google and Amazon involved accusations that they used their dominant platforms to scoop up data about competitors in a way that gave them an unfair advantage.
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