Items tagged "Platform Competition"

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State AG Antitrust Suit Against Google Marks Next Step Towards Competition

July 8, 2021 Antitrust , app stores , Platform Competition

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 36 state attorneys general, along with D.C., filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes FTC Move to Bolster Competition Policy

July 1, 2021 digital platforms , FTC , Platform Competition

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to rescind the agency’s 2015 competition policy statement limiting the Commission’s unfair and deceptive practices authority. The 2015 policy statement functionally removed the FTC’s ability to create competition rules and limited the kinds of enforcement actions the agency could bring against dominant firms that engaged in anti-competitive practices. Public Knowledge supports rescinding this statement and restoring the FTC’s full authority to regulate competition.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FTC Action To Streamline the Rulemaking Process

July 1, 2021 digital platforms , FTC , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to streamline the agency’s process for creating rules against unfair and deceptive practices. Public Knowledge supports updating the rulemaking process so that it is easier for the Commission to develop substantive privacy rules, rules on the safety and effectiveness of algorithms and artificial intelligence, and rules about data security.

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D.C. District Court Dismisses FTC’s First Facebook Antitrust Complaint

June 28, 2021 Facebook , Platform Competition

Today, a D.C. District Court judge dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s first antitrust complaint against Facebook. The lawsuit focused on how Facebook has bought out competitors and potential competitors to stifle competition, as well as how Facebook has limited interoperability by withholding network access to rivals.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Pass Strong Bipartisan Package to Rein in Big Tech

June 24, 2021 Antitrust , Platform Competition

Today, the House Judiciary Committee marked up a bipartisan package of bills to invigorate competition against dominant digital platforms. The six bills are led by Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Ken Buck (R-CO). 

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House Antitrust Subcommittee Proposes Strong Bipartisan Legislation to Rein In Big Tech

June 11, 2021 Antitrust , Big Tech , interoperability , Legislation , misinformation , Nondiscrimination , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , Privacy

Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law introduced a bipartisan package of bills to invigorate competition against dominant digital platforms.

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Public Knowledge Applauds D.C. AG Racine’s Antitrust Suit Against Amazon

May 25, 2021 Amazon , Antitrust , Platform Competition

Today, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon. The suit focuses on Amazon’s anticompetitive behavior, in particular its policy preventing third-party sellers from listing their goods on competing platforms for a lower price

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Public Knowledge Applauds Appointment of Lina Khan To Federal Trade Commission

March 9, 2021 Antitrust , Big Tech , digital platforms , FTC , lina khan , Platform Competition

According to reports, President Joe Biden has nominated Lina Khan for the Federal Trade Commission. Through her landmark academic work and her contributions to the work of Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI), Khan has fought to hold technology companies accountable through stronger antitrust enforcement and improving competition law.

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Public Knowledge Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman to Testify Before House Judiciary on How Interoperability Can Rein In Big Tech

February 25, 2021 Digital Platform , House Judiciary , interoperability , Platform Competition , testimony

Public Knowledge Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman will testify before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law this Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10:00 a.m. Her testimony will argue for new laws and rules, like interoperability, to combat the power of Big Tech.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Senator Klobuchar’s Antitrust Reform Bill Strengthening Enforcement

February 4, 2021 Anticompetitive mergers , Antitrust , Platform Competition

Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary’s Antitrust Subcommittee, introduced the “Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act” to make it easier for the government to stop anticompetitive mergers and conduct.

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