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These issues are important but do we really want more regulation on private business?
Further, the DOJ stated it will “consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online.” Amazon is one of the world’s largest online retailer, while Facebook has dominated the social media space over for a decade. For years, Google has operated the most popular search engine and dominated online advertising, a duopoly that Amazon is just now gaining a foothold against.
Federal fines in many other consumer-focused agencies are paid to the U.S. Treasury – where Congress controls spending.