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Below you will find the latest articles pertaining to our efforts pertaining to antitrust, starting with the most recent.

LATEST ARTICLES


ACCC Allows for Greater Collective Bargaining by News Publishers
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ACCC Allows for Greater Collective Bargaining by News Publishers

On August 5, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that it would allow Country Press Australia (CPA) and its members to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook. The authorization will last for 10 years. The CPA, which represents 81 news publishers, has already reached a three-year deal with … Read More
News Media Alliance Hosts Book Launch for “Ugly Truth” Facebook Dominance Exposé
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News Media Alliance Hosts Book Launch for “Ugly Truth” Facebook Dominance Exposé

On July 22, the News Media Alliance hosted a policy maker breakfast and book launch event for An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang … Read More
France Fines Google 500 Million Euros
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France Fines Google 500 Million Euros

On July 13, France’s antitrust group announced a 500 million euro fine on Google for not complying with rules on conducting negotiations with news publishers. Several news publishers accused Google of failing to hold conversations in good faith to compensate them for their content. Google denies these allegations, saying they … Read More
State Attorneys General File Lawsuit Over Google’s Dominance of Android App Market
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State Attorneys General File Lawsuit Over Google’s Dominance of Android App Market

This week, Attorneys General from 36 states and the District of Columbia filed a new antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging that the tech giant abused its power with the company’s Play Store on Android devices. Plaintiffs allege that anticompetitive practices used by Google have allowed them to extort a 30% … Read More
Federal Judge Asks New FTC Chair to Rewrite Blockbuster Tech Antitrust Lawsuit
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Federal Judge Asks New FTC Chair to Rewrite Blockbuster Tech Antitrust Lawsuit

In December of last year, the FTC unveiled massive antitrust lawsuits against Facebook seeking to have the social media company broken up. The suits accused Facebook of illegally crushing competition, namely the acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, on its way to a monopoly. The cases were initially dismissed in late … Read More
House Judiciary Committee Proceeds with Markup of Tech-Focused Antitrust Bills
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House Judiciary Committee Proceeds with Markup of Tech-Focused Antitrust Bills

The House Judiciary Committee held a markup hearing for a slate of antitrust bills aimed at reigning in the power of the nation’s largest tech companies. The bills included the Mergers Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021 (H.R. 3843), the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021 (H.R. 3460), the … Read More

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