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Date: March 1, 2019
Contact: mediacenter@freeandfairmarketsinitiative.org

They Said It!
Regulators Have “Real Opportunity” To Target Amazon

New Federal Trade Commission task force should prioritize Amazon when addressing anti-competitive behavior and exploitation of data from consumers.

“We’re thrilled the FTC is engaged,” said Robert Engel, chief spokesman for the Free and Fair Markets Initiative, an activist group that has targeted Amazon.com Inc. for what it views as monopolistic behavior. FTC officials “have a real opportunity, particularly if they focus on the main offenders.” (The Wall Street Journal, “FTC’s New Task Force Could Be Trouble for Big Tech,” John D. McKinnon, 2.28.19)

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