by Dipto Paul
Nydia Velazquez, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman, invites the trio of tech giants to a congressional inquiry relating to their impact on the competitive market for small businesses.
The committee plans to hold the hearing in late October or early November. In the hearing, Velazquez will raise issues small businesses face when trying to compete with or promote themselves on the companies’ platforms. A second panel will include testimony from small businesses who have been affected by the companies.
A spokeswoman for Velazquez said, “Chairwoman Velazquez believes that small businesses deserve to compete on a level playing field and hopes the hearing will be an opportunity for the committee to examine how small businesses are faring given the dominance of big tech companies in areas ranging from e-commerce to internet traffic”.
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