Trump threatens tech companies with new measures
If the US Congress doesn’t make “big tech companies honest,” President Donald Trump will take action. The head of state 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 my Executive orders. In Washington, for years there has been nothing but talk without action, and the people of our country are fed up with it!” he wrote.
Earlier on Wednesday, the head of the American Corporation Amazon, Jeff Bezos, agreed that the US authorities should regularly conduct checks on his company.
In July 2019, it became known that the us authorities are preparing to launch a large-scale investigation into Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple to check for possible violations of antitrust laws on their part.
According to Reuters, the powers in the proceedings will be divided between the US Federal trade Commission, which took over the supervision of Amazon and Facebook, and the justice Department, which will deal with Apple and Google. At the same time, Democrats in the US house of representatives announced the beginning of their own investigation.
On July 29, the heads of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Alphabet will address Congress amid claims of political bias by President Donald Trump and his supporters against tech companies.