Amazon’s Most Beloved Features May Turn Out to Be Illegal
The U.S. government has filed a landmark antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, pointing to a set of familiar features that have made, the internet retail giant so beloved by consumers.
Karen Weise, a technology correspondent for The Times, explains why those features may actually be illegal.
Guest: Karen Weise, a technology correspondent for The New York Times.
- The Federal Trade Commission and 17 states have sued Amazon, saying its conduct in its online store and services to merchants illegally stifled competition.
- The F.T.C. says there are two main tactics that Amazon used to undermine competition. The company says it will contest the lawsuit.
For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.