Moscow, 16 Oct — “News. Economy” This is done through the investigation of violations of antitrust laws.
“We received the first submissions from Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook as part of our investigation. Although we don’t yet have all the requested information, we expect all four companies to provide information in the near future”, — quotes Reuters the message of the judicial Committee of the house of representatives of the us Congress.
“We look forward to further compliance as part of the investigation Committee,” — added the investigators.
The investigation is one of several at the Federal level, the state level and at the level of Congress. Their goal: to find out whether the company a significant influence on the online market, thereby harming a competitor, or otherwise violate the competition act.
Beginning of the cooperation of four American IT giants have confirmed the Chairman of the judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, the chief Republican on the Committee, Doug Collins, Chairman of the antitrust Subcommittee David Cicilline and the main Republican anti-monopoly Subcommittee Jim Sensenbrenner.
“We will hold additional hearings, discussions and round tables as we continue our investigation,” said the Committee.
As wrote earlier “News. Economy,” abuse of market position technogiant accused including the American media, insisting on the fact that IT companies take their share in the advertising market.
Resonance in the study of News Media Alliance, published June 10 in The New York Times and became the subject of many disputes, indicates that Google has earned about $4.7 billion on advertising in the news segment in 2018, With the representatives of the news industry of the United States earned a combined $400 million less. In this regard, the industry require additional regulatory control.
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