Lawmakers Launch Investigation Accusing Tech Giants of Squeezing Out Competition

On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Kari Paul, technology reporter for The Guardian.

In the latest example of a rising wave of antitrust investigations against big tech firms, Texas and other US states are expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday to examine whether the Silicon Valley giant has become too adept at either crushing or acquiring its competitors. A probe into Facebook’s market dominance was announced Friday by another group of US states, and the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and Congress are likewise conducting their own investigations. Have these companies gotten too big for their britches and so powerful that they pose a threat to the competition?

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