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In Wake of Amazon’s Lies to Congress, Bezos Must Finally Testify

Bezos, who has never testified before Congress, must account for Amazon's practices and potential perjury.

WASHINGTON - A report by The Wall Street Journal today shows that Amazon employees used data collected about independent sellers on the company’s platform to gain an advantage in selling its own products. This is directly counter to claims the corporate giant has long made, including to Congress.

"Amazon has demonstrated once again that it has too much power — and that it always seeks more. The company will stop at nothing when it comes to using its vast resources and market dominance to tip the scales in its own favor, all at the expense of independent businesses and consumers," said David Segal, executive director of Demand Progress. "The House Judiciary Committee must act swiftly and demand Jeff Bezos testify about the company’s use of data on third-party sellers and its potential perjury to cover up such practices. Amazon's rapacious behavior will continue until lawmakers and regulators put an end to it."

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