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Congress’ 5 New Big Tech Antitrust Solutions, Explained

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Congress has proposed five new laws that will help regulators: The American Innovation and Choice Online Act, The Ending Platform Monopolies Act, The Platform Competition and Opportunity Act, The Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act, and The Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act. These new laws would update America’s antitrust scheme for the modern day, shifting emphasis from the days of regulating steel and oil barons to the days of regulating big tech and free services. Here’s what’s happening!

Amazon’s Antitrust Problem and the Congressional Investigation, Explained

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Congress is investigating Amazon for violating antitrust laws. Their relationship with third party sellers is under scrutiny because of allegations that they’re illegally using information they gather from operating their online marketplace to get a leg up on other competitors participating in that market. Here’s exactly what’s happening.