Big Tech spins its way through the halls of power

@ 2020/07/31
As we predicted, it was a waste of time

The four big tech leaders spun their way through an antitrust panel in which they were so safe they could practically admit antitrust behaviour and get away with it.

It is a bit tricky when a chairman of the US House of Representatives antitrust panel holding the hearing. David Cicilline. said afterwards that the four CEOs had acknowledged concerns about their behaviour and yet no one seemed to notice among the press observers.

Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook spun and weaved through accusations that they crippled smaller rivals in their quest for market share.

It was Bezos’ first congressional testimony, but he was the least fazed and at one point had a snack. Cook drew fewer barbed questions than Bezos but his PR rehearsals paid off. Zuckerberg suffered the most damage, stumbling at times when confronted with internal emails.

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