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Comment: Google, Facebook targeted by UK watchdog's fightback over adtech power

By Simon Zekaria
  • 01 Jul 2020 11:45
  • 01 Jul 2020 11:40
Google and Facebook have been targeted by a fightback from the UK competition regulator that could envelop them inside a new antitrust regime for the multibillion-pound digital advertising sector.

The Competition and Markets Authority, which today published the final report on its year-long market study into online platforms and digital advertising, has made

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Simon Zekaria

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Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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