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Big Tech self-preferencing, mergers targeted in draft US antitrust legislation from House Democrats

By Max Fillion and Khushita Vasant
  • 09 Jun 2021 18:34
  • 24 Jun 2021 05:13
Big Tech companies are targeted in drafts of five new pieces of US legislation being discussed by House lawmakers, MLex has learned, and the antitrust subcommittee could host markups on the bills as early as next week.
The draft bills propose a variety of reforms that include restricting tech platforms’

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US


Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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