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Microsoft’s Brad Smith To Testify At Antitrust Hearing: Axios

 |  March 4, 2021

Microsoft president Brad Smith will testify before a House antitrust subcommittee hearing Friday, March 12, about tech antitrust and the news media, sources familiar with the situation tell Axios.

The House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee is holding hearings this spring to follow up on its year-long investigation and expansive report into Big Tech and antitrust. The committee says these hearings will help form legislation.

Smith, who has supported antitrust laws related to media and tech abroad, is also supporting action in the US—a shot across the bow to his tech competitors.

Smith previously expressed his support for such laws in a blog post, and his testimony at the March 12 hearing is the next step in showing Microsoft will be supporting any US attempts to pass antitrust laws for media and tech.

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