The world’s richest man and Washington Post owner, Jeff Bezos, has been called before Congress.
He’s deceived the public in a shocking way.
The most powerful Democrat in the world got called out on his misleading lies.
The Washington Post is one of the worst arms of the mainstream media.
It put “Democracy Dies in Darkness” on the front of its newspaper on February 22, 2017.
But it’s publications like the Washington Post that are putting American democracy in trouble.
The Washington Post published an article revealing Michael Flynn’s identity when someone within the Obama administration committed a felony to give them that information, and a Washington Post reporter recently gloated that the coronavirus would kill more Republicans than Democrats.
Jeff Bezos admitted that he bought the Washington Post in order to influence America.
“It is the newspaper in the capital city of the most important country in the world. The Washington Post has an incredibly important role to play in this democracy,” Bezos said. “There’s no doubt in my mind about that.”
That fact that the world’s richest man is dabbling in malicious political attacks is concerning especially given the allegations that Amazon uses data in potentially criminal ways.
The House Judiciary Committee wrote a letter to Bezos telling him to testify to Congress over allegations that Amazon is using information from their third party sellers to successfully start Amazon-branded products to rival them.
“If these allegations are true, then Amazon exploited its role as the largest online marketplace in the U.S. to appropriate the sensitive commercial data of individual marketplace sellers and then used that data to compete directly with those sellers,” wrote the Judiciary Committee.
Amazon’s legal counsel claims that Amazon does not “use their individual data when we’re making decisions to launch private brands.”
When the Wall Street Journal interviewed 20 former Amazon employees, the Amazon employees alleged that this was not the case and that Amazon was looking at data which “included total sales, how much the vendor paid Amazon for marketing and shipping, and how much Amazon made on each sale.”
Amazon is a trillion-dollar company and accounted for 37.7% of America’s e-commerce market in 2019.
There is little doubt that the coronavirus outbreak and the stay-at-home orders have made Amazon expend even more.
It’s important that a company that big and powerful act fairly towards small businesses who don’t have the same resources.
Jeff Bezos must testify to Congress but he has not yet committed to testifying in person.
“It is vital to the Committee, as part of its critical work investigating and understanding competition issues in the digital market, that Amazon respond to these and other critical questions concerning competition issues in digital markets. Although we expect that you will testify on a voluntary basis, we reserve the right to resort to compulsory process if necessary,” the letter from the Judiciary Committee continued.
Bezos hasn’t issued a public statement on the subject at this time.