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Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google to Testify to Congress Next Week

Executives from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will testify before the House Judiciary committee next Tuesday, July 16, the committee has announced.  The hearing is the second in a series the committee is holding as part of a wide-ranging antitrust probe.

The hearing will cover the companies’ potential threats to competition and innovation, and tech representatives will have to answer questions about whether their companies harm consumers or business rivals.

By now, tech executives are probably used to fielding questions about their business practices on Capitol Hill, but with Democrats in charge of the House and the potential for antitrust action from federal regulators looming, the stakes are getting higher.

This hearing comes weeks after U.S. competition regulators divvied up jurisdiction over potential antitrust probes of the four companies. House lawmakers launched their antitrust investigation soon after.

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