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Internal Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon documents show gatekeeper roles augmented by network effects, US House antitrust panel says

By Khushita Vasant and Max Fillion
  • 06 Oct 2020 19:17
  • 06 Oct 2020 21:58
Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon came under scathing criticism in a US House antitrust subcommittee report today for their digital gatekeeping roles and rent-seeking behavior in their respective distribution channels.

The Democrat-controlled Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, which released the findings after more than 15 months of investigation, found all four companies to

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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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