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In the past years, Big Tech has come under increased scrutiny from antitrust authorities in the EU and in the US. Whether through private or public litigation, cases have been brought before courts on both sides of the Atlantic, and colossal sanctions have been pronounced on monopolization charges. In a context where inequalities continue to rise and where the power of large corporations is being questioned, a form of “antitrust populism” has crept into political discourse. But does Big Tech really fear antitrust action? Is antitrust enforcement necessary to reduce concentration and abusive practices in digital markets? Is it sufficient?

The tech industry is prone to concentration

Jules Beley

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