5 Key Takeaways After Big Tech CEOs Testify in Meandering Antitrust Hearing

Legislators grilled execs from Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon on industry dominance

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The CEOs of four of the world’s largest and most influential technology companies testified virtually today before the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, arguing that they are American success stories, not too-big-to-fail corporate behemoths that stifle competition.

The five hours of questioning from lawmakers was at best wide-ranging and at worst completely disorganized and off topic. Democrats largely grilled Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook on antitrust matters, while Republicans focused largely on allegations of political bias against conservatives. 

When on topic, legislators relished a rare opportunity to discuss major corporate acquisitions and press the CEOs on allegations of anticompetitive behavior in their respective product spaces.



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