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Bloomberg reports that Amazon and other big tech companies are facing yet another Congressional probe, as Rep. Nydia Velazquez (N-New York), chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, plans to invite representatives from Amazon, Google and Facebook "to face questions from her committee on how the companies may be damaging the competitive landscape for small businesses."

In the hearing, the story says, "Velazquez plans to home in on issues small businesses face when trying to compete with or promote themselves on the companies’ platforms. That’s a central issue in congressional and federal investigations of Amazon, whose online market is used by thousands of third-party sellers to reach customers. The inquiry could give ammunition to critics who complain that big internet platforms are abusing their dominance to harm competition."

Bloomberg notes that the hearing "would be the latest front in the government’s probe of the companies that already face investigations from the House Antitrust Subcommittee, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department."
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