Brent Kendall for The Wall Street Journal:
The Justice Department opens a wide-ranging antitrust review on whether dominant technology companies are stifling competition and adding a new Washington threat to companies such as Facebook Inc., Google, Amazon. com Inc. and Apple Inc. The review is aimed at examining the procedures of online platforms that dominate internet searches, social media and retail services, said the department, and confirmed the review shortly after The Wall Street Journal reported it …
The Ministry of Justice will examine issues including how the most dominant technology companies have grown in size and strength ̵1; and expanded the reach of multiple businesses. The Ministry of Justice is also interested in how Big Tech has exploited the forces that come with having very large networks of users, said the department. "It's not a definite end goal yet for the Big Tech review other than understanding if there are antitrust issues to address, but a wide range of options is on the table," officials said. The department's inquiry can eventually lead to more focused surveys of specific company behavior, they said.
MacDailyNews Take: As far as Apple is concerned, the company does not have a monopoly or anything near a monopoly in any market in which they compete, so DOJ shouldn't waste time on some Apple antitrust surveys. It's ridiculous.
Of course, Google and Facebook are different stories. Examine these companies, US DOJ!