Apple not alone? DOJ & FTC taking swings at Facebook & Google

From Quartz.

Apple not alone? DOJ & FTC taking swings at Facebook & Google. There are five ongoing cases against big tech, including the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple, alleging monopolistic practices

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The sweeping antitrust lawsuit Apple faces from the Department of Justice takes a broader aim at its business than cases against Big Tech rivals including Google, Facebook, and Amazon. It’s also more grounded in antitrust law than some of those suits, experts say.

The DOJ alleged in its complaint filed last week that Apple has created an illegal monopoly in the smartphone market. The DOJ’s two cases against Google parent Alphabet, and the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuits against Amazon and Facebook parent Meta, focus on their dominance of different markets: digital advertising, online retail, and personal social networking.

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