- On Wednesday, CEOs of some of America’s largest technology companies testified to lawmakers about allegations of antitrust violations, although many issues were unrelated.
- US Representative Jim Jordan asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai about allegations of anti-conservative bias in Google’s practices, and after his time, he continued to grill the CEO.
- Legislators have suspended Jordan because of its interruptions. Rep. Jamie Raskin shouted, “Put on the mask!” Before the interrogation continued.
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Lawmakers killed US Secretary of Defense Jim Jordan at an antitrust hearing on Wednesday when he adjourned them to ask Google about allegations of non-conservative bias.
At the hearing, lawmakers asked CEOs Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple about allegations of anti-competitive behavior. However, Jordan and others took the time to address other concerns, including easing the political content.
Jordan grilled Google̵7;s Sundar Pichai to see if the company would help Joe Biden, the presumed Democratic nominee, defeat President Donald Trump in the November presidential election. After his time, Jordan interrupted lawmakers to try to force Pichai to answer his question.
The future lawmaker, who will ask questions, Maria Gay Scanlon, has rushed to Jordan and told technical officials that “she will focus your attention on antitrust laws rather than on marginal conspiracy theories.”
When Jordan interrupted Scanlon, committee chairman David Cicilline and other lawmakers got stuck in the room with the Ohio congressman. Rep. Jamie Raskin shouted repeatedly, “Put on the mask!” Before resuming the interrogation.