The New Paper

October 7, 2020

House antitrust subcommittee releases report on competition in the digital economy

The House Judiciary Committee's Antitrust Subcommittee released a 449-page report on the state of competition in the digital economy yesterday. The report suggests that Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook have engaged in anti-competitive or monopolistic behavior, and includes a series of recommendations including structural separations at each of the four companies and broader changes to antitrust regulation and enforcement.

More context: The report culminates a 16-month investigation into the market power and behavior of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, and a review of competition and antitrust regulation in the digital economy more broadly. Access the full report.

Extra: The Democrat-led committee’s recommendations reportedly faced pushback from several Republican members of the committee, who may issue two separate reports as early as this week.

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