How the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook plan to defend Big Tech today

A photo illustration of a gavel center screen surrounded by black and white square cutouts of Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook over a red background.

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Ahead of the antitrust hearing that’s due to take place later today, the opening statements from the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have been published on the House Judiciary Committee’s website. Ranging in length from four to eight pages, the statements give us our best look yet at how Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg plan to defend their companies from this latest wave of antitrust scrutiny, and accusations that some of their actions harm consumers and stifle competition.

There are a lot of similarities between the four statements which you can read in their entirety here:

For example, they all make appeals to…

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Author: Jon Porter