Big Tech Claims It’s Not Choking Competitors, but Data Suggests Otherwise

Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon called out in antitrust hearings

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Recent months have seen politicians take increasingly pointed jabs at the web's giants. Getty Images

Some of the biggest household names in tech—Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon—faced the ire of lawmakers and regulators in Washington, D.C. earlier this week during the largest antitrust hearing in decades. Questions focused on market power and accused the companies of various practices—from buying out smaller firms to reshaping algorithms—that leave other tech and media organizations struggling (and oftentimes failing) to compete.

@swodinsky Shoshana Wodinsky is Adweek's platforms reporter, where she covers the financial and societal impacts of major social networks. She was previously a tech reporter for The Verge and NBC News.