Congressman says antitrust hearing confirmed Apple’s ‘deeply disturbing’ behavior

Rep. David Cicilline, chair of the U.S. house antitrust committee, in an interview Wednesday said a recent antitrust hearing involving the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google confirmed suspicions that all four companies participate in anticompetitive behavior.

Rep. David CicillineSpeaking with Bloomberg, Cicilline suggested an ongoing antitrust probe into big tech will result in changes to existing antitrust laws.”All of these companies engage in behavior which is deeply disturbing and requires Congress to take action,” Cicilline said. “The kind of common theme is the abuse of their market power to maintain their market dominance, to crush competitors, to exclude folks from their platform and to earn monopoly rents.”

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