HBO v GCR: The Tipline for 13 June 2022

GCR may have some more competition when it comes to Brits proselytising on the internet about antitrust law. Comedian John Oliver devoted nearly a half-hour of his HBO show on Sunday evening to Congress’s self-preferencing and app store bills. Apple, Amazon and Google each found themselves on the wrong end of Oliver’s ire while the likes of Tim Wu and Public Knowledge received prominent citations. Who among us thought they would live to see “America’s leading pay-TV network” airing testimony from a House antitrust subcommittee hearing.

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