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This essay provides a perspective on the role of antitrust law in protecting and fostering competition in the digital economy, with particular attention to online platforms. It highlights the danger of anti-competitive exclusionary conduct by dominant online platforms and describes ways that antitrust law can challenge and deter such conduct. The essay also identifies a number of difficulties that U.S. courts and enforcers face in challenging harmful exclusionary conduct by dominant platforms, and discusses some ways regulation can supplement antitrust law in fostering competition.

Publication Date

November 2020

Publisher

Competition Policy International

Keywords

Online Platform, Competition, Antitrust, digital economy, exclusionary conduct, dominant platforms

Disciplines

Antitrust and Trade Regulation | Law

Protecting and Fostering Online Platform Competition: The Role of Antitrust Law

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