CRB: From Big Tech to Big Brother

Featured image I have devoted my “Shapes of Things” series to the problem of Big Tech and free speech and have used an avatar of Big Brother to anchor the series (as I do on the home page for this post). Seeking to deepen our view of the problem that the series illustrates, I have chosen to preview Daniel Oliver’s essay “From Big Tech to Big Brother” from the new (Spring) issue »

DOJ Sues Google [with comment by Paul]

Featured image This morning the Department of Justice, joined by 11 states, filed an antitrust suit against Google in federal court in the District of Columbia. The complaint alleges monopolization of the market for internet search. This is DOJ’s announcement: Statement of the Attorney General on the Announcement Of Civil Antitrust Lawsuit Filed Against Google — Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) October 20, 2020 And this is the complaint. I haven’t had time »

Report: DOJ about to file antitrust suit against Google

Featured image The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department “is expected to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google as soon as this month.” The Post claims that Attorney General Barr has “overruled dozens of federal attorneys who initially signaled the U.S. government was not ready to bring such a landmark case.” Such a suit would be the product of a “competition inquiry” that, in the Post’s words, “focuses on Google’s sprawling »