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The government’s case to break up Amazon, explained

Posted on AllSides September 27th, 2023
From The Left
Technology, Amazon, FTC, Lawsuit
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The Federal Trade Commission thinks the Everything Store is an illegal monopoly, and it’s suing the company to stop it — which could mean breaking up the company.

In its lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the antitrust agency, joined by 17 states, accuses Amazon of interlocking anti-competitive actions that, it says, have inflated prices for consumers, harmed third-party sellers in Amazon’s marketplace, and made it nearly impossible for other e-commerce platforms and retailers to compete. The complaint includes 20 charges, including monopoly maintenance of the online superstore market and the online marketplace services market,...

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