Statements From Public Citizen’s Experts
Note: Today U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, is launching an investigation into big tech anti-competitive practices and whether current antitrust laws and enforcement policies are working.
“For too long, tech companies have grown overly powerful in our markets and our politics, and have operated with impunity. This investigation will answer important questions about how these companies have used their market power to stifle competition and prey on consumers who have become dependent on internet services. We look forward to a robust series of hearings that will answer these questions and help identify solutions that will limit corporate power and bring the public more choice in the digital marketplace.”
– Alex Harman, competition policy advocate
“Big Tech is just the latest sector to demonstrate the harms that unchecked corporate concentration can cause in our economy. The Judiciary Committee should be applauded for taking on the tech monopolies to ensure that these companies consider the American consumer in addition to their own narrow pursuit of profit.”
– Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs