US regulators share Amazon and Google’s attention: reports

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The Washington Post said on Monday that the US antitrust authority had divided Amazon.com Inc. and Google Alphabet Inc. and put the Amazon under the supervision of the Federal Trade Commission and the Google Department of Justice.

The US antitrust authority has overseen Amazon.com Inc. and Google Alphabet Inc. and has placed the Amazon under the supervision of the Federal Trade Commission and Google in the Justice Department, the Washington Post reported.

Amazon may face increasing antitrust scrutiny over a new agreement between US regulators that put e-commerce giants under the auspices of the Trade Commission, the newspaper cited people familiar with the topic.

The development is the result of a quiet separation of control over competition between US technology giants Amazon and Google, the agency said.

The news came after Reuters and other media reported on Friday that the Justice Department was preparing a Google investigation to find out whether the company violated antitrust laws when operating its online business.

Google said that there were no comments about the report until Amazon, the Justice Department and the Justice Department immediately responded to a request for comment on the report.

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