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Tara Lachapelle

Trump Twists Heads With Antitrust Double Standard

At times it’s hard to untangle his administration’s regulatory efforts from the capricious reality-TV-show persona that’s out for personal vengeance.

 

Big Tech bad, Big Telecom good. Make sense?

 

Big Tech bad, Big Telecom good. Make sense?

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

On Tuesday, U.S. antitrust officials began digging into whether past acquisitions made by technology giants such as Google and Facebook hurt competition and left them with too much power. On Tuesday, the U.S. also approved one of the most anticompetitive megadeals ever in the tech sphere. 

Yes, that’s whiplash you feel. And it’s antitrust enforcement in the era of President Donald Trump.