Feb 2, 2022 - 16 min
With broad political support, antitrust action could lay the groundwork for more cases against tech. "If Washington’s legal strategy for taking on Big Tech is starting to come into focus, the timing of the first legal action has confounded many. Coming only two weeks before a presidential election, it has left many questioning whether the case was rushed through for maximum political impact. By pre-empting the results of the separate investigation by the states, it has also robbed regulators of a chance to present a more united front." Richard Waters, Kiran Stacey and Kadhim Shubber take a closer look into the relevance and consequences of Google's antitrust lawsuit for the Financial Times.