If the US Congress doesn’t make “big tech companies honest,” then President Donald Trump will take action. The head of state himself wrote about this on July 29 on his Twitter page.
“If Congress doesn’t make big tech companies honest, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with the help of my executive orders. For years, there has been nothing but talk in Washington without action, and the people of our country are fed up with it! ” – he wrote.
Earlier on Wednesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos agreed that US authorities should conduct regular checks on his company.
In July 2019, it became known that the American authorities were preparing to launch a large-scale investigation against Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple to check for possible violations of antitrust laws by them.
According to Reuters, powers in the proceedings will be divided between the US Federal Trade Commission, which has taken over Amazon and Facebook, and the Justice Department, which will deal with Apple and Google. At the same time, the Democrats in the US House of Representatives announced the start of their own investigation.
On July 29, the heads of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Alphabet will speak to Congress amid claims of political bias against tech companies by President Donald Trump and his supporters.