Hearing in the Congress: giants are small

It was an unusual sight. The multi-billion dollar leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook gathered on a single screen, in room 2141 of the American Capit

Hearing in the Congress: giants are small

It was an unusual sight. The multi-billion dollar leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook gathered on a single screen, in room 2141 of the American Capitol, very hygienic, via Video switches.

five and a half hours long-they were taken by members of the judiciary Committee in the defect. Four emphasized the innocent faces over emphasized unaufregenden ties emphasizing modest office walls; the square to square on the digital dock.

"Our founding fathers would have bowed to no king, and we should not bow to the emperors of the Online economy", the democratic Chairman of the Committee, opened the hearing, and in that tone it went on. There is a word for what the four shoots since, said another Democrat: "monopoly."

The Republicans in the Committee, other Concerns had. They accused the Tech giants a left-hand side. Your accusations of the caliber of "Mails from the Republican party to land in principle, in Spam folders," could counter the entrepreneur easily.

The well-informed attacks by the Democrats it had in itself. For a year they have taken the technology giant under the microscope, hundreds listened, thousands of documents alphabetically, tens of experts and competitors. "Copy Your Competitors?", a Democrat, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asked, he stuttered and finally admitted: "We have taken over certain functions."

Amazon for "bullying, fear, and panic", was a other Democrat, is the group chief Executive, Jeff Bezos, and told him of the case of a small business owner, no longer allowed to sell their books on Amazon. "Please take us back," cries the lady in a audio message to Bezos played directly. "Four ten lives depend on this company."

The Amazon boss tried contrite look, however the impression remained: the mighty four on the winners and losers, such as Caesars life and death of the gladiators.

A spectacle, for sure. But one should appeal to every supporter of the American democracy. As such, Jeff Bezos, presented his personal story told from the American dream: father Migrant, mother of 17 pregnant, and the son, against all probability, the richest man on the planet.

It is a nice story would be if Bezos himself would be for the American nightmare from the cartel. Yes, in America you can start small and make it big. But, and luckily, this is typically American: wealth and power, and you may not be so large, not to protect a front of parliamentary control.

Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 14:19

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