May 30, 2023

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Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook and Prichai antitrust hearing may be delayed


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before a Congressional House Financial Services Committee in 2019. 


Monday was set to be a historic day. Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and Sundar Prichai — the CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google-owned Alphabet — were scheduled to sit before a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust. However, reports from Politico and Axios say the hearing is likely to be postponed.

A potential scheduling conflict is to blame. The late Representative John Lewis, who died earlier this week of pancreatic cancer, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, it was announced on Thursday.

Months in the making, the antitrust hearing aims to have four of the most powerful CEOs in tech defend accusations of monopolistic beheaviors.  During a committee hearing in January, smaller tech firms complained about unfair business practices from the tech giants. 

The meeting of tech giants was scheduled to take place at noon. A source told Axios that Aug. 3 is the tentative new date for the hearing. Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon have been contacted for comment but did not immediately respond. 

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