Zuckerberg and Pichai to Testify Before Congress, But Only if Bezos and Cook Do

Gene Naumovsky

Tech CEOs say they are ready to testify, but that's dependent on whether or not others will as well.

As Congress continues its antitrust inquiry into large tech companies, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg are potentially prepared to testify, according to Business Insider, Bloomberg, and The Washington Post.

Reports state that Google and Facebook both told Congress through letters that the two executives are ready to appear. The news follows Amazon’s letter to the House Judiciary Committee.

The letter stated that Amazon would “make the appropriate executive available to testify,” and that Jeff Bezos would testify “with the other CEOS this summer.” While Apple has yet to confirm CEO Tim Cook’s availability, the compliance of Google and Facebook is dependent on the appearance of other CEOs.

The House Judiciary Committee’s investigations concern anti-competitive actions of major tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook. The effort’s results will be used to understand if laws regarding competition are still effective in tech.

Democratic Rep. David Cicilline leads the House’s antitrust panel as he collects data for his soon-to-be-published report.

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