Reports by Bloomberg Agency and the Washington Post revealed that Sander Pichay, President of Google, and Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook President, will testify before Congress, as part of the antitrust investigation of major technology companies..
Google and Facebook have already informed Congress in a message that Pechai and Zuckerberg, respectively, are willing to attend.
The companies ’willingness to make their chief executives available comes after Amazon’s letter to the Judicial Committee of the House of Representatives, in which it says it will provide the appropriate executive director for the testimony, which includes Jeff Bezos, as the letter specifically indicated that Bezos would be willing to testify at a hearing“ with Other CEOs this summer“.
Pichai Zuckerberg will appear in front of the committee provided that other CEOs also appear, and according to both reports, Apple has not conclusively said that its CEO Tim Cook will appear before Congress..
While Bezos has never seen a congress, Zuckerberg, Beechai, and Coke have appeared before Congress in the past, although antitrust concerns have not been specifically addressed..
The Judicial Committee of the House of Representatives has been examining technology companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook for several months, and is checking whether any of the major players in technology have acted in a competitive manner in the hope of determining whether competition laws keep pace with the pace of significant development of technology companies..
Representative David Cecilin will chair the Anti-Monopoly House Committee and plan to publish a report on his findings, and this report could contain recommendations on changes to regulations that directly affect those four companies, according to the newspaper..