WASHINGTON – Of all the tech tycoons who preceded Wednesday’s convention to defend their business practices, Probably the most anticipated came from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
But when lawmakers raised the heads of Google, Apple and Facebook as to why they felt patriotic and whether they stole restaurant reviews from smaller websites, the world’s richest man was often ignored for the first two hours.
Looking through the video link, as is now the case during a pandemic, Bezos could be seen unconventionally snacking and drinking what looked like a cup of coffee from the tiny screen displayed during a Zoom call.
Political subordinates who watched the antitrust lawsuit complained that lawmakers had not asked Amazon̵7;s founder any questions, and it was only two hours later that the chief intelligence officer Jayapal (D-Wash) began investigating a $ 180 billion man.
“Jeff Bezos, earned sitting there, earned maybe about $ 300 million,” Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times wrote on Twitter.
“Jeff Bezos will probably receive the chairman’s presentation in as long as it takes for the representatives to ask him a question,” laughed Lauren Goode of WIRED.
Inevitably, there has been speculation as to why members of Congress paid more attention to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or Google-owned Sundar Picha than to Bezos, who now owns a $ 23 million mansion that bought the Washington Post in 2013.
“They all want to be invited to the coolest parties in DC (low band) hosted by the richest man in the world, with a mother from all the mid-life crises,” said NYU Marketing Professor Scott Galloway.
“But either Bezos is sinking, or Amazon has done a really good job of lobbying before with its DC army,” added Bloomberg member Emily Chang.
But the technical mogul (56) finally came to the forefront when Jayapalis began to Victorize over whether Amazon used vendor data on its website to release competing products.
Tim Cook, a spokesman for Bezos, Zuckerberg, Pichai and Apple, faced congressional allegations that their companies had become too powerful, and they behaved in a way that would damage competitors.
At one time, Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) accused the technical giants of trying to silence conservative views by sniffing out many examples, including limiting the president’s tweet.