Cicilline Criticizes Tech Firms for Evasive Testimony, Requests Answers to Questions

Jul 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) sent letters today asking Google, Facebook, and Amazon to provide complete answers to questions that were raised during last week’s Subcommittee hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” The companies contacted today were unable or unwilling to answer numerous questions during the hearing.


“The American people have a right to know what’s going on here,” Cicilline said. “I was deeply troubled by the evasive, incomplete, or misleading answers received to basic questions directed to these companies by Members of the Subcommittee. While it is unclear whether these responses stemmed from their lack of preparation, purposeful evasion, or a failure by these companies to select appropriate witnesses for the hearing, we expect Google, Facebook, and Amazon to take this opportunity to provide responses to these questions raised during the hearing."


Signed copies of the letters sent today can be downloaded by clicking here.