Writ Large

“Without the discipline of meaningful market-based competition, digital platforms may act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands. The Department’s antitrust review will explore these important issues.” The DOJ is launching an investigation into big tech.

+ In another sign of just how big the big tech companies have become, Facebook just got fined $5 billion for repeated privacy violations, and a whole lot of people think that number is too small to motivate much of a change of behavior. ReCode: Facebook will pay the US government a $5 billion fine for privacy failures — but it won’t have to change the way it does business.

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