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For Immediate Release

Maria Langholz,

Statement on FTC's Renewed Commitment to Law Banning Unfair Methods of Competition


This morning, the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement that restores the agency's commitment to exercising its full legal authority against companies who use unfair tactics to gain an advantage. In response to the announcement, Demand Progress Education Fund Legal Director Ginger Quintero-McCall issued the following statement:

"We applaud the Federal Trade Commission's restoration of its commitment to rigorous enforcement of antitrust laws and norms. Aggressive enforcement is necessary to meet the challenges of today's economy, especially in the online space, where monopolistic companies like Amazon and Google have too long abused their market dominance harming small businesses, consumers, and the economy at large."

Demand Progress amplifies the voice of the people -- and wields it to make government accountable and contest concentrated corporate power. Our mission is to protect the democratic character of the internet -- and wield it to contest concentrated corporate power and hold government accountable.