Facebook delays second-quarter results as Zuckerberg set to appear before Congress

FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC1FB4B41120/File Photo

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc FB.O said on Monday it has delayed the release of its second-quarter results by a day to July 30 to allow Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to appear for a rescheduled Congressional hearing.

The hearing, which will also include heads of Alphabet Inc's Google GOOGL.O, Inc AMZN.O and Apple Inc AAPL.O, is scheduled for July 29.

The House Judiciary Committee hearing was earlier proposed for July 27.

The panel is questioning the companies as part of its probe into whether they actively work to harm and eliminate smaller rivals, while not always making the best choices for their customers

Reporting by Neha Malara; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila