The FTC is set to file a landmark antitrust lawsuit against e‑commerce giant Amazon. The federal agency believes Amazon uses its market dominance to unfairly disadvantage sellers on the platform who don’t use its logistics services.
Bloomberg reports that the FTC lawsuit will primarily focus on Amazon’s online marketplace, accusing the company of exploiting its dominant position to favor sellers on the platform who use its logistics services, while penalizing those who do not.
FTC Chair Lina Khan ( GRAEME JENNINGS/Getty)
An employee carries a package at the distribution center of US online retail giant Amazon in Moenchengladbach, on December 17, 2019. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
The FTC has reportedly been crafting this complaint for several months, aiming to file before personnel changes scheduled for August. Lina Khan, known for her …