Jeff Bezos may have lied to Congress about Amazon’s business practices

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Lawmakers have written to Amazon CEO Andy Jesse accusing senior company executives, including the company’s founder Jeff Bezos, of lying or misleading the House Judiciary Committee.

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The letter recently cited Reuters An investigation into the e-commerce giant’s business practices, which alleged that the company “mimicked products and manipulated search results” in India to help sell its own brands.

Amazon has denied the practice.


Five members of Congress told Mr. Jassi in the letter that they are weighing whether to make a criminal referral to the Justice Department.

The letter states that Reuters The investigation and other recent news reports contradicted testimony given to the House Judiciary Committee by senior Amazon executives — “including former CEO Jeffrey Bezos.”

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Mr Bezos stepped down as Amazon CEO in July to focus on his Blue Origin space flight company.

in a statement to ReutersAmazon denied that any of its executives had misled the committee.

“Amazon and its officials did not mislead the committee, and we have denied and sought to correct the record on false media articles.”

It added: “As we’ve said before, we have an internal policy, which goes beyond the policy of any other retailer that we are aware of, which allows individual sellers to develop Amazon private label products. restricts the use of data. We investigate any allegations of violation of this policy and take appropriate action.”

Granthshala Have contacted Amazon for comment.

Last week, Reuters published an investigation into the global giant’s Amazon India subsidiary.

Citing internal documents, including one called the “India Private Brands Program”, Reuters found that the Amazon India team would use “sales and customer review data” of brands sold on its platform and then “replicate and sell similar items”. “Will do it.

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