Global National: July 29, 2020 | Big Tech CEOs grilled at landmark antitrust hearing
CA, 30 Jul 2020
Tonight on Global National: CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google parent company Alphabet faced U.S. Congress in a landmark antitrust hearing. As Dawna Friesen explains, the tech giants were grilled about their power, the monopolies they've created, their competition tactics, and how they use user data.
In coronavirus news, schools across Canada prepare to reopen this fall amid the pandemic, provinces are struggling to balance the risk of COVID-19 infection versus the impact on kids' development, education, and mental health by keeping them home. Eric Sorensen looks at the contentious debate, and what experts are recommending. Plus, recent COVID-19 outbreaks across Quebec aren't interfering with their reopening plans. Mike Armstrong explains the province's strategy and the setbacks they've faced.
The White House Coronavirus Task Force has declared 21 states are in the so-called "red zone," meaning they have high levels of COVID-19 infections and positive tests. Meanwhile, as Jackson Proskow reports, President Donald Trump is once again pushing conspiracy theories about the virus.
Also, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his chief of staff Katie Telford will testify Thursday in front of the House of Commons finance committee about the government's now-cancelled contract with WE Charity. Mike Le Couteur looks at how Trudeau is feeling and what to expect.
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