Open a dispute between Microsoft and Google
Open a dispute between Microsoft and Google

The California-based research giant is arguing with the Washington-based software company about pressure from lawmakers and regulators about the tremendous power two tech companies wield over American life.

Microsoft is preparing to testify at a hearing. The two companies held a public debate as part of a public debate. The audience focused on the influence of tech companies on local news.

Microsoft targeted Google's dominance in advertising and reported in Congress how the tech industry is undermining local media.

Microsoft Chairman Brad Smith said in written testimony from the House Antitrust Subcommittee: Part of the problems facing the media today is the lack of competition in the search technology market and that of ads controlled by Google.

Smith continued: This does not mean that Google has broken the law, but as we learned from Microsoft's experience two years ago, the problem was supposed to appear when the company's success was accompanied by side effects that negatively affect the company’s market and society. Can not be ignored; It usually requires government action.

Before the hearing, Google criticized Microsoft, accused Microsoft of making allegations in its own interest, and returned positive evidence against Google.

"This latest attack marks Microsoft's return to past practices," wrote Kent Walker, Google's vice president of global affairs, on a blog.

He added: Microsoft's new interest in our attacks is not a coincidence, it came after the SolarWinds attack and at that time they allowed thousands of customers to penetrate major Microsoft vulnerabilities.

In the past few weeks, Microsoft and Google have taken opposing positions on Australian law requiring tech giants to negotiate revenue sharing with news publishers.

Google threatens to withdraw from Australia and Microsoft backs it, saying its Bing search engine will fill that void.

The concerns that gave rise to Australian law are now being felt all over the world, including in conference rooms.

Microsoft supports a bill giving news publishers an antitrust exemption so they can negotiate with tech giants.

Smith indicated that Microsoft itself might be bound by law, but said the tech industry had an obligation to do more to support high-quality journalism.

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