Dirk Auer on Closed Platforms

Creators Syndicate – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Dirk Auer was cited by columnist Veronique de Rugy for a piece distributed by Creators Syndicate about legislative efforts to impose stringent antitrust rules on the Big Tech platforms. The full column is available here.

In “10 Things the American Innovation and Choice Online Act Gets Wrong,” legal scholar Dirk Auer examines the allegedly problematic “closed platforms” like those under Congress’ microscope versus “open” platforms” that legislators favor. “(I)f recent commentary is to be believed,” he wrote, “it is the latter that should succeed.” And if consumers and platforms were to gain most from choosing the open platforms, “then we should see intermediaries step into that breach. But this does not seem to be happening in the digital economy.”