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Booking’s parent company is officially a gatekeeper, EU monopoly watchdog says

Posted on AllSides May 13th, 2024
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Booking Holdings, the U.S. company that owns and a number of other travel websites, has been added to the European Union’s list of companies now under heightened digital scrutiny. The European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, said Monday that it’s classing Booking Holdings as an online gatekeeper and that the company’s hotel reservation site meets the threshold to be classed as a “core platform service” under the 27-nation bloc’s Digital Markets Act. The sweeping set of rules is designed to prevent Big Tech platforms from dominating online markets....

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