The decline of American journalism is an antitrust problem

Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are “doing the same types of things Microsoft had been sued for nearly 20 years earlier. They [are] leveraging their market power to make fair competition impossible.”

These tech giants are gatekeepers that also compete against companies that must get through their gates to reach users. News publishers must get through Facebook and Google’s gates due to the two platforms’ concentrated control over the flow of information. But Facebook and Google compete against news publishers for user attention, data and ad dollars. They are controlling the game and playing it too.

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner