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 ....

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Mobile app stores are economic engines. Should policymakers be redesigning them?

By Matt Au and Bret Swanson In recent weeks, at least nine US states have introduced legislation to regulate smartphone software platforms such as Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. The bills follow ....

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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. ....

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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 ....

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Breaking up Big Tech will not help the US innovate or compete with China

Facebook and Google have argued that breaking them up would damage US competitiveness with China. Vanderbilt Law Professor — and former advisor to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — Ganesh Sitaraman and former Federal Communications Commission ....

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Democrats don’t make a case for regulating Big Tech

In a recent blog post, I wrote that July’s House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Big Tech CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google turned into two hearings: one for Democrats, who largely want to control ....

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Republicans don’t make a case for regulating Big Tech

The recent House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Big Tech CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google turned into two hearings: one for Democrats, who largely want to control the companies’ business models and finances, and ....

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