This is reported by the American TV channel CNN.
Earlier, the Wall Street Journal published a story stating that Amazon could use sales data from third-party sellers on its platform to gain a competitive advantage over them.
Information about the possible use of data caused concern among competitors and authorities. In particular, Senator Elizabeth Warren, criticizing the company’s actions, drew an analogy with baseball. She said that Amazon acts both as a judge and as a team owner.
Lawmakers of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, operating on the data set out in the material of the publication, demanded Bezos to appear to testify. The corresponding letter signed by the head of the House of Representatives antitrust Committee David Cicilline and the head of the judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler was released on Friday, May 1.
The lawmakers noted that the WSJ’s information contradicts the company’s claims that Amazon does not use the data of individual sellers to compete with them.
“If the report in the Wall Street Journal article is accurate, then statements made by Amazon to the Committee about the company’s business practices appear misleading and possibly criminally false or false,” the letter said.
Before that, lawmakers addressed the company about this, but they claim that Amazon refuses to cooperate with the investigation and “did not provide sufficient evidence.” The house of representatives is threatening to summon Bezos to testify forcibly.
Lawmakers stressed that possible abuse of Amazon carries serious risks, because today, during the pandemic, the company’s role is “vital.”
Earlier it was reported that due to increased demand against the background of the pandemic, Amazon hired another 100 thousand people.
In mid-April, it became known that Amazon plans to hire another 75 thousand workers to meet the increased demand for its products.