Beijing time, July 7 morning, according tomedia reports, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said amazon, Facebook, Alphabet and Apple and other companies chief executives will appear on July 27 to investigate competition in the technology industry before a congressional panel to testify. The Judiciary Committee had previously announced that the CEOs of the four companies would testify, but did not set a date or form.
Members of the antitrust subcommittee are likely to raise a number of critical questions with Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook.
Bezos is likely to be particularly embarrassed, unlike several other CEOs, the world’s richest man speaking to Congress for the first time, while another Amazon executive has previously sparred with David Cicilline, chairman of the subcommittee.
The House Judiciary Committee said the meeting could be completed online because of the outbreak, and the agency said more details about the format of the meeting would be released shortly.
“These companies play a central role in the lives of Americans, so the CEOs of these companies have to take the initiative,” Said Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a joint statement. As we said at the outset, their testimony will play an important role in completing this investigation. “
At present, technology companies are facing more and more stringent antitrust investigations. Facebook and Alphabet’s Google are both subject to federal and almost all 50 state competition investigations. Amazon is also facing investigations in California, as well as the e-commerce giant and Apple.