June 5, 2019 / 8:05 PM / a year ago

Amazon exec says company welcomes scrutiny of big tech

LAS VEGAS, June 5 (Reuters) - One of Amazon.com Inc's top executives on Wednesday responded to reported information gathering by U.S. antitrust enforcers and to calls by some critics to break up the company with a simple message: we welcome any review.

"Substantial entities in the economy deserve scrutiny, and our job is to build the kind of company that passes that scrutiny," Jeff Wilke, the CEO of Amazon's consumer business, said at a press conference in Las Vegas. A report by news site Vox on Tuesday said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission was questioning Amazon's competitors about the company, an example of growing scrutiny of the technology sector in Washington.

Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in Las Vegas Editing by Susan Thomas

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