The CEOs of the top tech companies have clearly indicated that the executives of Google, Amazon and Facebook are willing to testify on the impact/influence of these big tech giants.
Sundar Pichai(Google), Mark Zuckerberg(Facebook), Jeff Bezos(Amazon) showed their interest in testifying by sending letters to the House Judiciary Committee last weekend to signal that Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg are open to testifying as a part of an antitrust probe going on. Besides Google and Facebook make their testimony on the conditioned testimony of the top executive officers of the other tech firms.
The commitments were reported by the Washington Post and NBC confirmed the news with the sources at both companies.A lawyer for Amazon CEO will also be testifying. Well on the contrary, the CEO of another prominent tech giant Tim Cook (Apple Inc.) has not given any hint for that matter (Maybe Apple is trying to hide under the table). One of Apple’s official spokespersons denied to answer.
The judiciary, The House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee led by David Cicilline conducted a thorough investigation on the tech firm to make it clear that their power doesn’t possess any threat to competition and everyone gets equal opportunities.
In any case, the public testimony of these powerful VIPs will prove to be a significant event in the battle between Silicon Valley and Washington DC. In fact, this will be the first time Jeff Bezos will ever testify before congress.