Platform anxiety: The Tipline for 24 July 2019

The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division does not typically issue press releases announcing companies or industries it is reviewing. Although it did not name any names, the agency said yesterday it is looking at how “market-leading online platforms” had achieved that power and whether they are engaging in anticompetitive behaviour. There is a lot of uncertainty about what the announcement entails, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated in due course.

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