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The House Judiciary Committee has released its conclusions on whether Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google are violating antitrust law. Its 449-page report criticizes the companies for buying competitors, preferencing their own services, and holding outsized power over smaller app developers, news publishers, and other businesses that use their platforms. Among other things, it recommends restricting future mergers and resetting the terms of US antitrust policy.
The report was delayed amid political disagreements in Congress. The New York Times reported that Republicans split with the Democratic majority over proposed solutions to monopolistic behavior, and that they were upset the report didn’t discuss claims that tech companies…tech, The Verge