Four of the nation’s most powerful CEOs beamed into a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday and raised their hands to swear to tell the truth as they faced a barrage of questions on one major issue: Are their companies too big and powerful for America’s good?

Lawmakers hammered Google Sundar Pichai

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on testimony in Congress by the CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

A key House lawmaker investigating Big Tech’s power is squarely targeting Amazon.

Rep. David Cicilline, a Democrat, told Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a hearing Wednesday that

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Those who make animal torture videos can escalate from bugs, to mice, and then eventually larger domesticated pets, experts say.
Those who make animal torture videos can escalate from bugs, to mice, and then eventually larger domesticated pets, experts say.

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  • “Animal crush” videos are an extreme version of violent porn shared online where animals are filmed being tortured and killed.

  • These graphic videos break

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Usually animal crush videos feature bugs or mice.
Usually animal crush videos feature bugs or mice.

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  • People around the world — including in the US — are making “animal crush” videos, an extreme version of torture porn in which animals are tortured and killed on video.

  • The making and distribution of these videos are illegal,

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