Facebook, Google Face Multi-State Antitrust Investigations

Just the pending of this investigation is going to make an impact. During the Obama years, YouTube got gobbled up by Google and Instagram was grabbed by Facebook. Neither of these companies is going to be buying anything during this investigation.… So I think just the pendency of this can make a difference in the marketplace and give innovators and people who are looking to find new ways to compete a little courage because the giants are on hold — at least until we find out what’s going to happen in the case.
— James Tierney

A coalition of state attorneys general launch antitrust probes into Facebook and Google. They tell us why. With Phil Weiser, James Tierney, Tim Wu, Stephen Houck, hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti.

Meghna Chakrabarti, "Facebook, Google Face Multi-State Antitrust Investigations," On Point, WBUR, September 10, 2019.