Google Workers Unionize Claiming Firm Silences Anti-Trust, Monopoly Concerns

Following the creation of an Alphabet Workers Union led by employees at Google, a New York Times op-ed by the union’s leaders reveals Google silences employees who speak out on issues including “antitrust and monopoly power.” The revelation follows the Department of Justice (DOJ) suing Google for violating antitrust laws. Included in the op-ed entitled “We Built Google. This Is Not the Company We Want to Work For,” the Executive Chair and Vice-Chair of the newly-formed Alphabet Workers Union reveal how the tech giant “cracks down” on employees who address topics including antitrust and monopoly power: “Alphabet continues to crack down

Trump Admin, 48 States File AntiTrust Suit Against Facebook

The Trump administration and 48 states announced antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, ordering the social media platform to divest its Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services. The suits, announced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New York Attorney General Letitia James, aim to “block this predatory acquisition of companies” and “restore confidence to the market,” according to James. Facebook “used its monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition, all at the expense of everyday users,” she noted. The FTC is keen on securing the separation of the two companies from Facebook, noting the social media giant has carried