Nobody accused Apple of stealing data, spreading disinformation or silencing conservative voices.
Rep. Hank Johnson, the Georgia Democrat who did the obligatory grilling of Cook, was well-briefed and stayed on topic—unlike some of his wackadoodle colleagues. But Johnson missed an opportunity to follow-up on Cook’s assertion that on its App Store, all developers are treated the same. Really? Third party and in-house alike?
The hearing is still going on, but I’ll be surprised if they come back to Cook.
UPDATE: I was wrong. Tim Cook also got a chance to say that slave labor is abhorrent, to fend off a Jim Jordan rant on the cancel culture and to turn a line of questions from Apple Watch-wearing Gerry Nadler into an extended advertisement for the App Store.