The Biden administration will continue to scrutinize big tech companies including Google, Apple, and Facebook, according to the DOJ's antitrust chief
- The Department of Justice's antitrust boss said Biden's team will continue to investigate
- Makan Delrahim said the scrutiny of tech firms is crucial for protecting competition.
- Biden will take on antitrust cases from
Makan Delrahim, the Department of Justice's (
The Trump administration's outgoing competition chief, told Bloomberg he expects that a group of staff attorneys in
As soon as Biden takes office in January, his administration will take on the Justice Department's landmark lawsuit against Google, which was filed in October. It claims the company disadvantaged smaller competitors through a network of exclusionary business deals.Delrahim, who is recused from the Google investigation, said Congress should "take a look to see if there are other avenues at addressing this rather than the typical slow adversarial process we have" for solving antitrust cases.
Apple's App Store practices that puts competitors at a disadvantage with a 30% tax on in-app purchases. Facebook is also being investigated over its recent acquisitions, which critics said helped the platform to neutralize competition threats.
Merrick Garland, a judge on the US court of appeals in Washington whom Biden will nominate as attorney general, will take on the responsibility on investigating tech firms, Bloomberg reported. Biden has not yet announced his pick for antitrust chief.
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