Antitrust Lawsuits, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy, Social Media

Reasons for Favoring the FTC over Facebook

Reasons for Favoring the FTC Over Facebook In our antitrust survey, we presented participants with a summary of the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The lawsuit centers on allegations of unfair competition, specifically surrounding Facebook’s acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram. We asked survey respondents questions about the strength of the FTC’s case, who […]

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Antitrust Lawsuits, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy, Social Media

Reasons for Favoring Facebook Over the FTC

Reasons for Favoring Facebook Over the FTC In our antitrust survey, we presented participants with a summary of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) case against Facebook. This lawsuit centers on allegations of unfair competition, specifically surrounding Facebook’s acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram.  We asked survey respondents quesetions about the strength of the FTC’s case, who […]

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Antitrust Lawsuits, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy, Social Media

Introduction to Our Research on Antitrust Cases

Introduction to Our Research on Antitrust Cases Why Now? We conducted a national survey on antitrust cases, focusing on the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) cases against Facebook and Google, respectively.  Though those cases were our focus, the reasons for conducting that survey goes beyond our interest in these lawsuits. Given […]

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Antitrust Lawsuits, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy, Social Media

FTC v. Facebook: Survey Results

FTC v. Facebook: Survey Results Background The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against Facebook to prevent it from “illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct.” The government uses antitrust regulations to promote free and fair competition and to protect consumers from anticompetitive business activities.   At the […]

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Social Media

Bias & Censorship by Social Media Companies

Bias & Censorship by Social Media Companies News coverage of social media companies has focused on Twitter and Facebook’s decisions to ban Donald Trump from using their platforms. Widely viewed as censorship, this has led to strong criticism of Twitter and Facebook. Given media coverage and the politicization of social media platforms, we were curious about […]

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Social Media

Positive & Negative Effects of Social Media in America

Positive & Negative Effects of Social Media in the U.S. Social media companies have been at the center of a years-long firestorm since before the 2016 US Presidential Election. Though the user base for these platforms continues to shrink, millions of users still log on to these platforms per day.  This suggests social media might […]

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Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Social Media

Public Opinions of Companies

Frequent Targets of Unfair or Anticompetitive Behavior Claims About a third of our cases involve large companies – sometimes we’re working with them, sometimes against them. Many of these companies are often targets of unfair or anticompetitive behavior claims. In pretrial research on those cases, we’ve often found that mock jurors with negative views about […]

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