Justice Department to open big tech antitrust review, puts out a press release

From the Wall Street Journal:

The Justice Department is opening a broad antitrust review into whether dominant technology firms are unlawfully stifling competition, adding a new Washington threat for companies such as Facebook Inc., Google, Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc.

The review is geared toward examining the practices of online platforms that dominate internet search, social media and retail services, the department said, confirming the review shortly after The Wall Street Journal reported it.

Not seeing anything specific to Apple here, though they did just testify to Congress last week as part of the big tech gang of 4 (Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple).

Interestingly, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division did put out a press release announcing the review:

The Department of Justice announced today that the Department’s Antitrust Division is reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power and are engaging in practices that have reduced competition, stifled innovation, or otherwise harmed consumers.

Read the rest of the release here.