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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appearing before a congressional committee in late July. Photo by Bloomberg

Amazon’s Turn in Antitrust Dock: The Information’s Tech Briefing

Photo: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appearing before a congressional committee in late July. Photo by Bloomberg

Europe’s filing of antitrust charges against Amazon marks the second, long-anticipated move in the U.S.-European antitrust assault on big tech. In the U.S., a Federal Trade Commission case against Facebook looms, to add to the lawsuit the Justice Department filed against Google a few weeks ago.

The FTC is also investigating Amazon in the U.S., although the status of the case isn’t clear. The European case is focused on how Amazon has used data it collects on merchants on its platform to compete with those same merchants, an issue that has surfaced in the U.S.  as well. But our story today on Amazon’s trucking ambitions point up another angle that regulators may one day think about: Amazon’s growing tentacles in the transportation side of industry.

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