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UK Competition Authority Opens Investigation into Google and Facebook

     
2:43 pm on Jul 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into the way Facebook and Google use data collected and whether it is being exploited, especially over the way the power and reach of the two businesses dominate the UK market.

Two suppliers in particular, Google and Facebook (and their respective subsidiaries, such as YouTube and Instagram) hold leading positions in the market for online advertising in the UK, with the majority of digital advertising revenue in the UK split between these two businesses. In turn, digital advertising comprises the substantial majority of the revenues of both of these companies.


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