The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple faced pointed questions on the size and power of their companies in front of a congressional subcommittee. (The Logic)
Talking point: Democratic lawmakers focused their questions on antitrust issues, while Republicans inquired about supposed anti-conservative bias. The clash over how to question the CEOs included Democratic Representative Mary Gay Scanlon characterizing some Republican questions as a “fringe conspiracy theory,” as well as multiple shouting matches between lawmakers. They collected at least 1.3 million documents from the four companies, and released key ones throughout the hearing, including a 2012 email from Mark Zuckerberg, stating he was “buying time” by purchasing Instagram.