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Thought the Rockefeller probe was big? Get ready for a Big Tech fight

With deep pockets and the finest lawyers, Google et al are tooling up for a long antitrust battle

Robin Pagnamenta

After years of slumber, US regulators woke up with a start this week to the antitrust threat posed by Big Tech.

In a brief statement late on Monday, the house judiciary committee sounded the alarm with the announcement that it was launching a “top-to-bottom review of the market power held by giant tech platforms”.

For many in Europe, where the fight to defang Big Tech has been under way for years, the move feels overdue. But as they rub their eyes, yawn and survey the competitive landscape before them, they shouldn’t underestimate the challenges ahead...

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