Monday's highly anticipated congressional hearing, involving CEOs of some of the biggest tech names, is expected to be postponed.
Media reports indicate that the decision was made based on the planning of a memorial service for politician and civil rights activist John Lewis who passed away last week.
Originally scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, the hearing of the House's Subcommittee on Antitrust will now attempt to make another appointment suitable for all participants, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos , Tim Cook from Apple and Sundar Pichai from Google.
The event is remarkable as the leaders of some of the world's largest technology companies appear together for the first time to answer questions about whether their companies are monopolies that use their position to destroy competitors.
"Since last June, the subcommittee has been examining the dominance of a small number of digital platforms and the adequacy and enforcement of existing antitrust laws," said Jerrold Nadler, president of the House Justice Committee, and David Cicilline, president of the antitrust subcommittee, in a recent joint statement this month. “Given the central role these companies play in the lives of the American people, it is critical that their CEOs are ready. As we said from the beginning, your testimony is essential for us to complete this investigation. "
Read more about the hearing here and why it is important.
Digital Trends has contacted the committee to confirm the reported move and we will update this piece as soon as we hear anything.