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Facebook and Google face state-level antitrust investigations

Fifty state and territory attorneys general have announced new investigations into the market power and corporate behavior of big tech companies. Delivered from the steps of the United States Supreme Court by a bipartisan group of state officials, this is the latest action adding momentum to the scrutiny already underway by federal watchdog agencies and…

Big tech faces EU’s antitrust scrutiny

Washington is talking about antitrust regulation for big tech while Europe takes action.  European Union (EU) regulators have recently announced a number of actions against US tech companies, beginning with an investigation last month into chipmaker Broadcom over whether it uses exclusivity agreements to undermine competitors. Margrethe Vestager, the top EU antitrust official, said Amazon will be examined for possibly abusing…

Elizabeth Warren proposes breakup of big tech

Storyline: Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined others across the political spectrum in voicing concern about the power of big tech and is proposing structural changes to promote competition. She has laid out a detailed plan for breaking up Facebook Inc., Google, and which she believes have become so powerful they are damaging the U.S….