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DOJ Targets Apple in Latest Anti-Monopoly Action against Big Tech

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A man walks in front of the Apple Store.
A man walks in front of the Apple Store in New York City. (Kena Betancura/AFP/Getty Images)

The Department of Justice, along with 16 states including California, filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Apple last week. The government alleges that the trillion-dollar company’s practices around its iPhone have quashed competition by limiting access to its app store, constraining the ability to send messages across different platforms and blocking alternative wallet payment systems. The suit is part of a suite of antitrust legal actions aimed at breaking alleged monopolies by tech behemoths including Google, Meta, and Amazon. We’ll talk about what these suits mean for Apple’s devoted user base and the tech industry.

Guests:

Aaron Tilley, reporter, Wall Street Journal

Tim Wu, professor of law, science and technology, Columbia Law School. His latest book is "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age"

Margaret O'Mara, Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History, University of Washington; author, "The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America"

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