FTC hits Amazon with antitrust lawsuit accusing it of manipulating the online marketplace

The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorney generals filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon

Jessica Melugin is quoted in the Washington Examiner on Amazon’s Antitrust lawsuit:

“Free markets require functioning markets,” Mr. Davis said. “This requires enforcement of our century-old antitrust laws to target anticompetitive tumors.”

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Jessica Melugin said the FTC had strayed from its mission of protecting consumers. 

“Consumers have choices for where they shop and third parties have choices in where they sell, like Walmart, through social media marketplaces, and on independent websites,” she said. “The FTC’s case is a waste of taxpayer dollars and risks harming American consumers by degrading the benefits Amazon provides.”

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