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Fake News Is Not An Antitrust Problem

BY | December 19, 2017

By Seth B. Sacher & John M. Yun –  Recently, there have been prominent calls to use antitrust enforcement to achieve objectives beyond that of protecting the competitive process. Adding…

By Seth B. Sacher & John M. Yun – 

Recently, there have been prominent calls to use antitrust enforcement to achieve objectives beyond that of protecting the competitive process. Adding to this increasing litany is an appeal to use antitrust to regulate the distribution of “fake news.” Specifically, there is an assertion that Facebook competes with and is responsible for speeding the demise of “legitimate” news sites by offering a favorable platform for “fake news.” In

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