Report: Tensions rise between FTC, DoJ amid big tech probes

Tuesday, 17. September 2019 03:22

Tensions are running high between the two United States government agencies investigating tech giants for antitrust violations, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission sent a letter to the Justice Department’s antitrust division complaining about its behavior. The letter signed by FTC Chairman Joe Simons comes amid increasing pressure on the agencies to investigate big tech.

The FTC and the DoJ recently launched antitrust probes into companies like Facebook, Qualcomm, Amazon, and Alphabet.

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