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Apple Backed by Koch Group in App Store Antitrust Fight

  • Foundation known to support libertarian, conservative causes
  • IPhone maker is defending its dominance of mobile app market
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Apple Inc. won the backing of a foundation started by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers in a court fight over claims the iPhone maker’s App Store is anti-competitive.

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation, founded by Charles Koch and his late brother, David, and known for supporting libertarian conservative causes, was the first to submit a filing on Thursday’s deadline for groups to weigh in on Apple’s side in its battle with Epic Games Inc., the maker of Fortnite.