Washington | The four american giants of the internet -Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – “have too much power”, on Wednesday accused David Cicilline, the elected democrat who chairs the exceptional hearing of the bosses of these companies suspected of abusing their dominant position.
Shedding figures a tremendous demonstration of the power of these giants, Mr. Cicilline has stressed the need to investigate their practices today, more than ever, because’ it should emerge from the COVID-19 even more strong and powerful than before.”
Taking the word to the result of the elected democrat Jim Sensenbrenner, a republican, stressed that”to be great is not bad in and of itself. It is even the opposite in America, you should be rewarded for your success ‘ before embarking on what could become the main subject of this hearing for his party: the social networks are biased and censor-they vote conservative ?
Donald Trump is convinced of it, even if his voice favorite is Twitter, where it has 84 million subscribers.
Jim Jordan, one of the close allies of the tenant of the White House, was also attacked on this theme, enumerating examples of efforts, in his opinion, to reduce the republicans ‘ silence on the social networks.
“The Big Tech have opened the hunting to the conservatives and that is a fact”, has launched Jim Jordan.
It is Jeff Bezos, founder and boss of Amazon, and the richest man in the world, which started the ball rolling with opening remarks published on Tuesday evening – after the four bosses were sworn in. This is the first time that he testifies before Congress.
Each boss in turn must insist on the fierce competition to which his company must face, and each will also highlight the extent to which America can be proud of GAFA, according to the opening remarks published on Tuesday evening.
The four companies, which are worth approximately 4780 billions of dollars in the Stock market, have widely contributed to us growth and allow the country to dominate the global internet, communication on-line business.
But their grip on the data, the engine of the digital economy is a concern in terms of compliance with the competition and also the privacy, especially since the scandals of the interference of foreign in the elections of 2016.
To the left and to the right, and within 100 days of the elections, the elected representatives could, therefore, be particularly aggressive against social networks, which they can spend to campaign.