Ο Aaron Holmes του business Insider he says that three of the lawmakers who have undertaken an antitrust inquiry into the activities of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google hold more than $ 100.000 in shares of these technology companies.
Of course it is not the best way to conduct research.
In his post, Holmes states that board member Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin owns more than $ 98.000 in shares in all four companies combined. California-based Zoe Lofgren owns $ 15.000 worth of shares in Facebook, Apple and Alphabet, though she recently sold some of them. Steve Chabot of Ohio has $ 50.000 in stock on Facebook.
It should be noted that researchers are not illegal if they own shares in the companies they are researching, but there could certainly be a conflict of interest.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet's Sundar Pichai will testify before the House Antitrust Commission on Monday, July 27. However, Axios says this could be postponed until August 3 to allow Washington to mourn former civil rights leader John Lewis, who died earlier this week.
Η έρευνα φιλοδοξεί να ανακαλύψει εάν αυτές οι εταιρείες χρησιμοποιούν την τεράστια επιρροή τους στις αγορές για να καταπνίξουν τον ανταγωνισμό από μικρότερους αντιπάλους. Θα πραγματοποιηθεί υπό την εποπτεία του Ministryof Justice of the United States and the House Judiciary Committee.