House hearing with high-profile tech executives rescheduled for Wednesday

House hearing with high-profile tech executives rescheduled for Wednesday

A House hearing with high-profile tech executives is now scheduled for Wednesday after it was delayed for the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisMore than 50 Confederate monuments have been removed since Floyd's death: report Trump rips Bill Maher as 'exhausted, gaunt and weak' Trump's personality is as much a problem as his performance MORE’s (D-Ga.) memorial service.

The hearing in front of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, which was originally scheduled for Monday, will feature testimony from the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in the panel’s investigation into competition in digital markets, with many lawmakers suggesting the four tech behemoths wield too much power. 

The noon hearing will be the first time Amazon’s Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosHillicon Valley: GOP lawmaker says 'no place in Congress' for QAnon after supporter's primary win | Uber CEO says app could temporarily shutdown in California if ruling upheld | Federal agency warns hackers targeting small business loan program Top Republican criticizes Twitter's briefing on massive hack To save the Postal Service, bring it online MORE, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergFacebook removed over 22 million posts for hate speech in the second quarter Hillicon Valley: Trump order targets TikTok, WeChat | TikTok fires back | Chinese firms hit hard in aftermath Female lawmakers pressure Facebook to crack down on disinformation targeting women leaders MORE and Google’s Sundar Pichai will all appear at a hearing together, and it will be Bezos’s first time in front of Congress. 

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“Since last June, the Subcommittee has been investigating the dominance of a small number of digital platforms and the adequacy of existing antitrust laws and enforcement. Given the central role these corporations play in the lives of the American people, it is critical that their CEOs are forthcoming. As we have said from the start, their testimony is essential for us to complete this investigation,” said Reps. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBy questioning Barr, Democrats unmasked their policy of betrayal Chris Wallace: Barr hearing 'an embarrassment' for Democrats: 'Just wanted to excoriate him' Apple posts blowout third quarter MORE (D-N.Y.) and David CicillineDavid Nicola CicillineNew report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium Five takeaways from Big Tech's blowout earnings What factors will shape Big Tech regulation? MORE (D-R.I.), the chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee and antitrust panel, respectively. 

The hearing is expected to focus largely on antitrust issues but will likely feature questions on hateful content and allegations of anti-conservative bias on tech platforms.

Lewis is scheduled to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday and Tuesday as lawmakers honor the longtime congressman and civil rights titan.