3 holes in the antitrust cases against Facebook

By Mark Jamison Wednesday was a tough day for 46 state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), who had filed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook in December 2020. On Wednesday, they got their first taste of Facebook’s ....

Continue reading

Facebook, Google, and the battle over social media in Australia, part II

In the first post of this series, we examined the effect that internet platforms have had on traditional media firms and their revenues — and their diminished ability to create news content. Australia’s mandatory bargaining code requiring ....

Continue reading

What happens when the EU and Biden redesign Big Tech?

Some politicians, academics, and regulatory practitioners are increasingly confident that there is something wrong with the structure of Big Tech. They are equally confident that smart regulators can remold Big Tech and make things better. ....

Continue reading

In defense of Section 230: My long-read Q&A with Jeff Kosseff

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has come under fire from people on both the left and the right. Many Democrats fear that the provision enables too much hate speech and disinformation, and a ....

Continue reading

Are Big Tech firms monopolies? My long-read Q&A with Nicolas Petit

Big Tech firms like Amazon, Google, and Apple are some of the most popular companies among American consumers. However, among policymakers in Washington, they’ve become much less popular for many reasons. Chief among these reasons ....

Continue reading

The EU’s misguided drive to turn America’s Big Tech companies into public utilities

European Union (EU) regulators have targeted America’s Big Tech companies, aiming to make them some of the EU’s most heavily regulated firms. Draft legislation called the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act would ....

Continue reading

Supreme Court fight over outdated robocall statute has significant consequences

It has been quite a week for Facebook’s legal team. In addition to the antitrust cases that my AEI colleague Mark Jamison discussed yesterday, the company argued in the Supreme Court over the meaning of ....

Continue reading