You think maybe the possibility of ‘flipping fifteen million votes’ finally got someone’s attention?
The DOJ came out with an announcement that could start keeping Silicon Valley types awake at night.
The Department of Justice announced today that the Department’s Antitrust Division is reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power and are engaging in practices that have reduced competition, stifled innovation, or otherwise harmed consumers.
The Department’s review will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online. The Department’s Antitrust Division is conferring with and seeking information from the public, including industry participants who have direct insight into competition in online platforms, as well as others.
“Without the discipline of meaningful market-based competition, digital platforms may act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division. “The Department’s antitrust review will explore these important issues.”
The goal of the Department’s review is to assess the competitive conditions in the online marketplace in an objective and fair-minded manner and to ensure Americans have access to free markets in which companies compete on the merits to provide services that users want. If violations of law are identified, the Department will proceed appropriately to seek redress.
And the article shared by social media upper management about the left wanting a ‘civil war’ to FORCE America to flip blue, whether they wanted to or not.
If you believe the cynics, maybe nothing.
OR, maybe we’ll see a re-establishment of free speech in the communication center of the day… the digital public square. Where we can be free to express our ideas and disagree (passionately!) with one another without fear that having the ‘wrong’ opinion will have your voice forever silenced.
Because an outcome like that is entirely unAmerican.