The Federal Trade Commission is accelerating its investigation of "Big Tech" including its moves into media ventures. Several other Washington antitrust probes into GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) are also heating up.
Melanie Hamilton served as the technology giant’s NYC-based “head of industry”
Want answers by end of month
Promises to act if it finds violations
President meets with execs from seven Big Tech/Telecom companies
Follows apparent Facebook settlement, with similar vote
Google said it is not politically biased, period
Tells Hill he has no knowledge of any discrepancy
Pro-competition groups stick up for edge
Cites tech investor and Peter Thiel
Said they want wide ranging, public, report on curating practices
Sens. signal social media sites will get called to account in D.C.
Said COPPA consequences should not stop at content providers
Says New York Post report is “simply false”
Says any consent decree should include vetting future Google kids offerings