Winter 2021, Volume 2, Number 1
Antitrust Chronicle® – Gatekeepers
What is a gatekeeper? More than other terms of art that have gained currency in recent years, the notion of a “gatekeeper” holds particular potency in today’s environment.
In essence, the term “gatekeeper” seeks to capture the notion of a company or platform that mediates the public’s access to information and commerce. Obvious examples include the prominent search, social media and online commerce platforms that have gained significant economic power in recent decades.