The CEOs of US tech giants Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are set to appear at an antitrust hearing in late July, according to a report Wednesday. The news came from Rep. David Cicilline, Recode reported, and will see Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet’s and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos testify for the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.
The report follows Cicilline saying in May he would subpoena Bezos to appear at the antitrust hearing after sending an open letter to Bezos calling for his testimony. in June.
“The only CEO who has expressed reservation about appearing, through a representative, has been Amazon,” Cicilline, the chairman of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, said in May. “No one in this country is above the law … nobody is above answering a congressional subpoena.”
Cicilline also said the committee’s report was planned to be released in March or April, but it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. During a committee hearing in January, smaller tech firms complained about unfair business practices from the tech giants.
Apple, Amazon and Cicilline didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Facebook and Google didn’t provide a comment, instead referring questions to the committee.
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