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DOJ, FTC may split over need to investigate high-tech players

As new leaders are poised to take seats on the Federal Trade Commission, and as Makan Delrahim settles in as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, the two agencies may part company over the merits of investigating huge tech platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon.

Delrahim, in recent comments in Brussels, made it clear that the US doesn’t impose “a special duty on dominant market players,” as Europe does.

Between the lines, he seemed to question the basis for the European Commission’s decision against Google last year...

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