As some Democrats leaders and a group of bi-partisan lawmakers accuse Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos of potentially lying to Congres the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee has asked him to testify on the matter.
According to CNBC:
The House Judiciary Committee is asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to testify after Democratic leaders accused his deputies of potentially lying to Congress.
Seven bipartisan members of the committee said in a letter to Bezos that a recent Wall Street Journal report on Amazon’s use of third-party seller data appears to show that Amazon may have misled Congress in previous statements.
“If the reporting in the Wall Street Journal article is accurate, then statements Amazon made to the Committee about the company’s business practices appear to be misleading, and possibly criminally false or perjurious,” they wrote.
The Journal investigation that found Amazon employees used non-aggregated or easily identifiable data from third-party sellers to inform its own product strategy. The report was based on interviews with more than 20 former Amazon employees and documents reviewed by the Journal.
Bezos is the only CEO of the big 4 tech firms to have never testified in front of Congress.