Antitrust 07/27/2020

Antitrust attacks on tech only protect the powerful

Robert Winterton
Robert Winterton Director of Public Affairs

This week, the CEOs of four of America’s leading tech businesses will be hauled in front of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust and will likely have to weather a slew of accusations on everything from how they treat huge news publishers to how they moderate controversial content. If we’re lucky, we may see some questions about market competition too.

This isn’t the only antitrust arena in which these tech businesses are battling. Attorneys general from almost every state also have launched antitrust investigations into tech companies. Some have focused their complaints on market structure, while others such as Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have raised concerns about how tech businesses moderate political content on their sites.

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