Jul 30, 2020

Five key moments from the big tech grilling

Emails between Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his chief financial officer David Ebersman were revealed as part of the hearing. Mr Ebersman asked if Mr Zuckerberg hoped to "Neutralise a potential competitor". Democratic congressman Henry Johnson raised concerns about Apple's App Store, suggesting its rules were sometimes "Changed to benefit Apple at the expense of developers" and also discriminated between different creators. Emails between Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue and Amazon's Jeff Bezos showed that Apple agreed to halve its App Store commission to 15% to get Amazon's Prime Video onto its platform. Republican congressman Jim Sensenbrenner asked Mark Zuckerberg why Twitter had removed a post by the US president's son, Donald Trump Jr, discussing the efficacy of the drug hydroxychloroquine.

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