EU lawmakers have welcomed the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet to a February 1 hearing in Brussels as they attempt to take action against the forces of US tech giants.
The European Parliament will in the coming months give contribution to recommendations by the European Commission to constrain the organizations to play decently with rivals and to accomplish more to handle online phony news and hurtful substance or face robust fines.
“The motivation behind the arranged hearing is to have a trade with the CEOs of the four all around the world driving stage organizations to find out about their present plans of action and future ideas as they face the difficulties of adjusting economic situations,” said a invitation sent to the organizations seen by Reuters.
“The occasion will add to setting up the individuals from the European Parliament for the impending conversations on likely new guideline for the digitalized area. For every one of these reasons, we wish to explain that this invitation is for the CEOs as it were.”
The invitation said lawmakers were happy to change the date to one more day in February or March, nonetheless, individuals acquainted with the organizations questioned they would take up the invitation.
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Prior on Friday it arose that Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will hold a video-conference call with EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on January 25, as per an European Commission plan.