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NetChoice Decries Announcement of Antitrust Action Against Facebook and Google by State Attorneys General

Today, NetChoice decried the announcement of antitrust investigations by several state Attorneys General against Facebook and Google. “Google and Facebook face huge competition from dozens of market players and even each other,” said Carl Szabo, Vice President & General Counsel for NetChoice. “Neither Facebook nor Google use their market position to harm consumers — the standard by which antitrust accusations are judged.” “State AGs should focus on markets with greater prevalence of consumer harm. 95% of Americans say antitrust enforcement should be most focused on industries other than tech, likely because such evidence of consumer harm is scant.”
“State AGs should chase clear cut cases of consumer harm, not headlines about attacks on popular brands.”