Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, March 11, 2019

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has failed to protect consumers in its policing of companies such as Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc., Republican Senator Josh Hawley told the agency's chief.

The FTC, which has a mandate to enforce antitrust and consumer protection statutes, has taken a "toothless" approach to these platforms, Hawley wrote in a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons dated Monday.

"These companies have harmed consumers by conditioning participation in the modern public square on giving away enormous -- and growing -- amounts of personal information and by leveraging scale to cripple emerging competitors in their infancy," Hawley wrote to Simons.

There is "substantial evidence" that Facebook violated a 2011 agreement with the agency, Hawley said.

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The only thing Hawley is worried about is the info they might have on him - and that it might get out.

#1 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2019-03-11 07:41 PM | Reply

Repubs just loooooooove heavy market interference, so long as its targeted against those George Soros-controlled --------!

#2 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-12 12:38 PM | Reply

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