5 things to watch as tech CEOs take center stage

The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook are set to testify virtually in front of the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust.

The testimonies provided by them will be part of the subcommittee’s investigation into competition in digital marketplaces that had been launched last year.

This comes at a time when large and small businesses alike have been largely affected by the pandemic while the top four companies remain untouched and have even grown exponentially during the pandemic.

Amazons Jeff Bezos will likely face questions about his company’s treatment of its warehouse workers and the statement provided by Nate Sutton last year to the committee that the company does not use data from third-party sellers to boost its products.

Zuckerberg will have to face questions about his hands-off approach towards content from major political figures like Donald Trump and their inability to regulate hate speech on their platforms.

Google will also face questions about the pornographic keyword suggestions that appear on its search platform.

The probe will end with an updation of the antitrust laws which will have long-lasting effects on competitions in the digital market space.

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