Skip to comments.Here Come the 4 Horsemen of the Techopolypse
Posted on 07/01/2020 6:52:52 PM PDT by RandFan
The chief executives of four of the most powerful tech companies in the world Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon have agreed to appear in late July before a congressional committee as part of an investigation focused on antitrust.
Representative David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island who has become one of the biggest critics of Big Techs enormous power, told me on Wednesday that Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple will testify in what could be an all-day event.
Mr. Cicilline said that the yearlong congressional investigation has included eight round-table discussions, 93 requests for information, 43 experts testifying and five hearings.
Its the first major look at antitrust in this industry in 50 years and a lot of people worldwide are watching how lawmakers deal with tech, he said. But throughout, we know it is impossible to properly conclude this without hearing from the decision makers themselves.
He said that all of the chief executives agreed to appear voluntarily and that logistics are still being worked out for what he hopes will be an in-person hearing in Washington. But safety concerns over the coronavirus may mean that the executives end up testifying remotely.
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We need to get ProjectVeritas to present their evidence to the key congressman so they have the right information to to question these a$$holes!
I notice the article says they will be focused on antitrust and no mention of the CENSORSHIP or Election meddling...
I wonder if they will only appear to the House and not the Senate?
Mark Zuckerberg will put on his good suit and his Waxen Mask again. He will respond in policy mottoes and empty platitudes to tolerance.
where is Jack (Twitter)
I want to see if he will perjure himself.,,
Project Veritas have insiders who say they’re biased and manipulate against conservatives.
There is a mountain of evidence so he can’t just deny it and LIE...
or can he?
Well isnt this all real special...
Used to be when people were called before Congress, they worried what Congress had on them.
In this case, Congress has to worry what Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon have on them.
You are required to use the actual title of the article.
organised by Dems?
In other words, Nothing will happen.
Both sides will use the opportunity to grandstand and virtue signal, then quietly redouble their efforts to spy on and control us peasants.
I would believe so.
When is Congress going to break-up these First Amendment assaulters ?
It’s time !
Oh, i’m sorry. Thought mine was better/more descriptive. They used some stupid made up word (’techpocalypse’)
Better be under oath this time.
How confident are we that the government is going to do the right thing here? People have been discussing anti-trust and section 230 for awhile now without much traction or progress on either. What is the most likely outcome of this?
Too bad we don’t have anyone with the balls of beam me up Jim Traficant (Ohio) to lead the way in this. My POS rep should be spit on, not voted for. Is it time.
I didn’t realize that this investigation was ongoing?
Good, it needs to.
Oh yes, Traficant was the original conservative maverick, A real thorn in the side of leadership and he survived several political battles. He is much missed in Congress.
If you like outspoken conservatives follow Massie from Kentucky:
He is the the best in the House IMO...
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