Unlike the full House Judiciary Committee three ring circus yesterday, finding ANY information about today’s hearing featuring that committee’s sub-committee (how many committees do these people run?) on Anti-Trust took some digging.
Essentially, at noon eastern, the heads of Twitter, Amazon, Google and Facebook will be questioned by a subset of the full Judiciary Committee. This little pow wow will be happening via video conference due to COVID hysteria, so, unlike the outrageous treatment of Attorney General William Barr, there will be no glaring lights on the witnesses, and humanitarian breaks at the witnesses’ leisure since they will be in the comfort of their own surroundings.
Oh, yeah, that’s fair.
So, who is involved in today’s Q&A where the person being examined presumably will be able to spew their propaganda at will?
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
Sundar Pichai (Google)
Tim Cook (Apple)
Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
The subcommittee welcomes Bezos for the first time, who also owns the Washington Post.
The topic today is are these online entities too big. Not the censorship issue that is sure to come up since there’s been so much of it in the last week, but should these platforms be broken up since they have so much power.
As if those four men are going to be forthcoming about that.
Who is doing the questioning?
|David Cicilline, Rhode Island, Chair|
Hank Johnson, Georgia
Jamie Raskin, Maryland
Pramila Jayapal, Washington
Val Demings, Florida
Mary Gay Scanlon, Pennsylvania
Joe Neguse, Colorado
Lucy McBath, Georgia
|Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin, Ranking Member|
Matt Gaetz, Florida
Ken Buck, Colorado
Kelly Armstrong, North Dakota
Greg Steube, Florida
|Jerrold Nadler, New York||Doug Collins, Georgia|
Oh, good Lord. Rep. “Guam might tip over” again. And that McBath woman.
Well, at least we have Matt Gaetz.