U.S. moving toward unprecedented wide-ranging probe of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and GoogleChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 3, 2019
The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate the massive market power of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, sources told Reuters.
America The Justice Department and FTC generally do not acknowledge preparations
Technology companies are facing a backlash in the United States and across the world, fueled by some people’s belief that the firms have too much power and are exerting a harmful effect on users or competitive marketplaces.
The Justice Department and FTC generally do not acknowledge preparations for any investigations.
U.S. President Donald Trump has called for closer scrutiny of social media companies and Google, accusing them of suppressing conservative voices online, without presenting any evidence. He has also repeatedly criticized Amazon for taking advantage of the U.S. Postal Service, also without evidence. ■