Congress prepares to question Big Tech with a series of hearings beginning next week


Big Tech is about to be flamed on Capitol Hill once again. The House of Representatives Judicial Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business and Administrative Law said Thursday that it plans to hold a series of hearings beginning next week to “consider legislative proposals to address the rise and abuse of online market power and modernize antitrust laws. ” The first hearing, “Reliving the Competition, Part 1: Proposals to Address the Power of Guardians and Lower Barriers to Entry Online,” is scheduled for February 25. The hearings are intended to be based on the committee’s 16-month investigation into online competition, with particular emphasis on the business practices of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. GOOGL,
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Earlier, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter Inc. TWTR,
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CEO Jack Dorsey will testify at a hearing on March 25 on online misinformation.

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