ikindahateusernames t1_je1r3fr wrote

Antitrust regulation in the US is a joke. I don't know why this is somehow newsworthy, but I doubt anything will happen that benefits the average person. Frankly, I am tired of so-called news companies and journalists (EDIT: and elected officials) not being more critical of companies and their anti-consumer behavior.

Where was the concern when Google and Facebook and the like were buying up smaller tech companies to either integrate services or squash competition? Why was Disney allowed to buy 20th Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, LucasFilm, and other media companies? Similar question with Microsoft and Sony buying multiple game developers (and waging exclusivity bullshit)?

As with a lot these days, in response to this story, I'll believe it when I see it.