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Comment: In antitrust grilling of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google leaders, US lawmakers zero in on 'business model'

By Mike Swift and Claude Marx
  • 30 Jul 2020 17:56
  • 31 Jul 2020 12:11
From House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on down, US lawmakers have made a subtle but significant pivot in recent weeks in how they talk about the antitrust, privacy, content-moderation and other regulatory problems around companies like Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook.
Their new focus: It’s the "business model." Problems like market

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

Claude Marx


Claude Marx has been a reporter for FTCWatch since February 2013 and during that time has written about a range of subjects such as the implications of certain mergers on consumers, the regulation of advertising and attempts by Congress to overhaul the patent system. He also writes regularly for MLex.

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