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Apple, Google face antitrust hearing on Capitol Hill

Added 04-20-21 08:22:02pm EST - “Apple and Google are set to square off with lawmakers Wednesday over whether the companies' app stores violate antitrust rules.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Apple, Google face antitrust hearing on Capitol Hill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Apple and Google are set to square off with lawmakers Wednesday over whether the companies’ app stores violate antitrust rules.

Apple resisted appearing at the Capitol Hill hearing but ultimately accepted the invitation from lawmakers, who are looking to crack down on tech and will put the app stores under a microscope.

The Senate antitrust panel hearing is likely to yield tense exchanges between the companies and Republicans, who are furious over their censorship practices, and Democrats, who think the companies have too much power.

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