The heads of some of the world’s largest technology companies have appeared before Washington lawmakers to protect their firms from wild claims that they are abusing their power to eliminate their rivals.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the world “needs big companies”, with Facebook, Apple and Google heads arguing that their companies have done something new.
The look comes as lawmakers look at stronger law and competitive methods continue.
Some critics want broken firms.
Democrats have suppressed tech titans in competition issues, and Republicans were deeply concerned about how they handled the details and undermined his views.
Congressman David Cicilline, a Democrat who heads a hearing committee, said a year-long investigation by lawmakers had shown that online platforms “used their power in destructive and destructive ways to expand”.
She said she definitely believes that companies are queens and call them to work.
“Some need to be separated and all need to be properly controlled,” he said after witnessing more than five hours.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Sundar Photosi of Google, and Tim Cook of Apple have emphasized that they have done nothing illegal and emphasized the American roots and values of their firms.
What are the main concerns about technical giants?
In this case, attorneys have accused Google of stealing content created by small firms, such as Yelp, to allow users to continue their web pages.
Amazon’s management of retailers on its site, the acquisition of Facebook by competitors like Instagram, Apple’s App Store also attracted attention.
Mr Cicilline said Amazon had a natural birth dispute, because it captures retailers and competes with them by offering similar products. Such practices have been re-examined by European authorities.
“Amazon’s double role … is not anti-competitive and Congress must take action,” he said.
However, some of the signatory Republicans were unwilling to split firms or radically change US competition rules, with one committee member saying “big is not bad for the environment”.
The Republican crisis has centered on political thinking in these firms, which they say are suppressing it by defending their ideology.
“I’ll just fire it – big technology will take those who get help,” said Congressman Jim Jordan, Ohio’s Republican.
The giants are dealing with a healthy diet
Four executives of the world’s top technology company may have been testifying before the Legal Committee from afar, but they were still caught in the middle of a political storm on Wednesday afternoon.
The purpose of the trial was to determine whether the existing anti-trust laws provide adequate technology across the country of Goliath. The fact is, however, that the cases – and each committee member who received five minutes of speaking – were very similar to the nutritionist, as the party leaders faced criticism in every way.
Democrats have expressed concern that companies are abusing their power by undermining competitors or buying them outright. Republicans have blamed witnesses for the lack of patriotism and the overcrowding of China.
Both sides have expressed outrage at the way companies handle speech and speech on their platforms. They did not do enough to erase the hateful and false information, Democrats said. They have previously called for a reduction in human rights law, the Republicans responded.
In all of this, the witnesses thanked the interrogators and took their lumps, perhaps confident that they would soon be out and about to return to their work. While all politicians seemed to agree that big tech companies are a problem, their chances of coming up with any kind of solution look unattractive.
What do the companies say?
With the advent of remote video, executives have defended their companies, claiming their products help small businesses and remain at risk of competition