Google and Facebook face another antitrust investigation

The UK wants to know how much market power online platforms have, whether consumers can control how data is used and collected and whether competition is being

Google and Facebook face another antitrust investigation

Curated via Twitter from CNET News’s twitter account….

"Two suppliers in particular, Google and Facebook (pdf) (and their respective subsidiaries, such as YouTube and Instagram) hold leading positions in the market for online advertising in the UK, with the majority of digital advertising revenue in the UK split between these two businesses," the study’s statement of scope says.

Spotted earlier by the Guardian, the CMA’s market study will focus on three main areas of potential harm to consumers: How much market power online platforms have; whether consumers can and will control how data about them is used and collected by online platforms; and whether digital advertising market competition could be "distorted" by some players with power.

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