R-Colo spokesman Ken Buck on Wednesday criticized Google for its dealings with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) following a House subcommittee meeting to discuss antitrust agreements with America’s high-tech CEOs.
“If Google wants to feel in communist China, Sundar Pichai must be held accountable for the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party,” he told Fox News after Pichai, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook “Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress.
The Colorado Republican was an outspoken critic of CCP tactics and on Wednesday introduced laws based on Senate Josh Hawley’s Slave Business Certification Act, which attempts to hold U.S. companies accountable for any use of forced labor. supply chain.
Buck added that not only was the discovery of tedious ties between the high-tech companies and BPP, the two sides agreed that the hearing showed an ungrateful effort to stifle competition in the free market.
“It̵7;s clear that these platforms are using their positions to stifle innovation, and you hear it from both sides of the aisle,” he continued. “You hear how CEOs can’t talk about the specific examples they’re facing, so it was very informative.”
Beck also noted the view that anti-competitive practices can lead to political bias and censorship of certain online material, particularly news and media.
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“Citizens can choose from hundreds if not thousands of news sources in this country. Some people on the left may say that Fox News or The Wall Street Journal are biased on the right,” he explained. “And others may say that MSNBC or The Washington Post are biased on the left. And we know that when we pick a news source, we know what we’re getting because there are hundreds, if not thousands.
“But when there’s only one platform – when there’s only Google – and you’re looking for something, when they push Breitbart to page 19 or Donald Trump Jr drops to page 23, you don’t have a chance to say,‘ Google doesn’t meet my needs , so I found another search engine. ” It doesn’t happen, “Buck continued. “It’s a much different situation when you have a dominance platform that engages in political bias. And that’s what you have with Google, Facebook, Twitter and others.”
He then discussed DN.Y. Jerry Nadler, spokesman for the hearing, listened to Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and agreed that the circumstances of the transaction were at best suspected and should be further investigated by the federal government.
“It was up to the Obama administration to decide,” Buck said. “It was acquired through the Obama administration and it is clear that Facebook used force to acquire Instagram. They threatened them and threatened to stop them unless an agreement was reached to sell. At that time, the CEO of Instagram said.”
He added: “It’s one of the things you can look back on now and say, ‘Instagram wouldn’t be where it is now if it weren’t for Facebook resources and mergers.’ However, I agree with President Nadler that there are many red flags about this merger and that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should examine it carefully. “
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Congress will continue its high-tech research and is likely to issue a report on the findings before the November election, in an effort to lay the groundwork for the legislative process in January. New lawmakers will be sworn in.
“It’s not a guerrilla effort. It’s not an anti-business effort. It’s an effort to make America stronger. I think both sides want to do that,” he explained. “The next step is the process we are in now. We need to listen to regulators. We need to listen to consumer groups. We need to consider some of these privacy issues and decide if the law is enough and if regulators have the necessary resources and go further. Once we have completed our inquiry, we need to find out where there are enough laws and whether there are enough resources to deal with this.