- Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Apple’s Tim Cook, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July.
- The news was confirmed by Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island.
- Zuckerberg, Pichai, and Bezos had all reportedly been confirmed by mid-June, although Zuckerberg and Pichai said they would only testify if Cook did too.
- Cicilline’s comments suggest Cook has now agreed to attend.
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The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon will all testify before Congress later this month.
Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island confirmed to journalist Kara Swisher on Wednesday, July 1, that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Apple’s Tim Cook, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July.
SCOOP: You can officially call it Techopalooza. Rep. David Cicilline has told me in an interview today the four CEOs of the most powerful tech companies in the world – Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon – have agreed to appear at a late July hearing on antitrust. Column coming!
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) July 1, 2020
Reports surfaced last month that the House Judiciary Committee had asked the four CEOs to attend the hearing, and Cicilline told Bloomberg subpoenas could be used to compel them to attend.
Cicilline’s latest comments suggest Cook has now confirmed his attendance.
Apple is also facing fresh antitrust scrutiny in the EU. On June 17, the European Commission announced it was launching two antitrust probes into Apple Pay and the App Store.
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