In the United States .. Open an investigation into the practices of "Internet giants"
Light News / Baghdad
announced that the US administration on Tuesday that it will open an investigation into monopolistic practices, deals with major platforms on the Internet, to determine whether "stifled" innovation, or limited competition.
The announcement by the Ministry of Justice refers to the launch of a comprehensive investigation of the major Internet companies dominant in key market sectors such as Internet search, social media and e-commerce.
Although the statement did not name certain companies, the ministry appeared to be hinting at the targeting of Google, Facebook and Amazon, companies that dominate the key sectors of the digital economy.
"Whether the leading Internet platforms have gained market power, whether they are engaged in practices that have stifled competition, stifled innovation, harmed consumers, and how it happened," the statement said.
Facebook is accused of taking over or imitating all its competitors to gain dominance in social media, leaving investors reluctant to support any of its rivals because they realize they will not be able to hold out for long.
One of the founders of Facebook has called in May to dismantle the giant of social media, warning that the influence of the president of the company Mark Zuckerberg "has exceeded the limit."
In addition to Facebook, Zuckerberg controls the Intergram and Watsab platforms.
As for the Amazon platform, which President Donald Trump is exchanging accusations with its founder Jeff Bezos, the White House leader accuses the leading online shopping company of engaging in illegal tax practices.
Bezos, the richest man in the world, has the Washington Post, which Trump calls "the enemy of the people" and the source of "misleading news."
Last week, the US president said he wanted his administration to "consider" whether Google was working with the Chinese government, which the US giant quickly denied.