What the tech hearing proved about Democrats’ case against Big Tech
They came with antitrust receipts.
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Congress takes a lot of abuse for being dumb about tech, and some of it's well deserved. Take, for instance, Rep. Greg Steube grilling Sundar Pichai about why — surprise! — different search results appear at different times and why some of his emails go to spam.
But if the tech CEOs appearing at today's hearing hoped to skate around lawmakers too clueless to take them on, well, that's not what's happening. While most high-profile congressional hearings feature a series of random and disconnected partisan speeches disguised as questions (and there have been a few of those today, to be fair), the Democratic members of the House Antitrust Subcommittee seem committed to building a methodical and coordinated case against Big Tech — and they came with receipts.
One by one, the Democrats laid out their case and collected evidence to support it:
Any confessions and nonanswers are certain to be noted by the regulators investigating Big Tech both in the U.S. and around the world.
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