US House ramps up antitrust probing of big tech

Friday, 13. September 2019 14:56

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google received on Friday letters from the United States House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, seeking internal documents and communications on the use of the tech giants' market position.

Subcommittee's Chair David Cicilline described the move as "an important milestone" in the effort to determine whether the companies abused their market dominance. He added that he expects the firms to provide information to the subcommittee to "ensure that the Internet is an engine for opportunity for everyone, not just a select few gatekeepers."

Recently, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that 50 attorney generals would launch a joint antitrust investigation into Google, days after New York Attorney General Letitia James announced she would be launching an antitrust investigation into Facebook together with another eight of her colleagues.

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