FTC Beefing Up Its 'Big Tech' Probe

September 17, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission is accelerating its investigation of so-called "Big Tech" and Silicon Valley's moves into media ventures (among other sectors), FTC commissioner Rebecca Slaughter said at the monthly luncheon of The Media Institute on Thursday. She said that the agency has assigned 17 attorneys to the examination of potential antitrust violations as the big companies - sometimes known as GAFA, an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon - have gobbled up an array of specialty providers.

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