Musk v Bezos: The Tipline for 8 June 2020

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk appears to have caught the antimonopoly bug just in time to see the Department of Justice bring its expected first major monopolisation case in two decades. The Tesla and SpaceX owner criticised Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos last Thursday over his company refusing to host a self-published book criticising coronavirus lockdowns. “Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!” Musk wrote. He later deleted the Tweet. In today’s Tipline, we have Congressional criticism of AT&T for favouring its new HBO Max service, plus updates on antitrust litigation against generic drugmakers and 1800-Contacts.

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