Platforms or Aggregators: Implications for Digital Antitrust Law

By Thibault Schrepel (Stanford)

Tech giants are commonly referred to as ‘platforms’ in our everyday language and academic circles. Some refer to ‘the platform economy’, or the ‘platformization of the Web’. But our legal language requires more nuance as putting all these companies in the same basket has significant drawbacks. With this article, I want to emphasize the importance of distinguishing between platforms and aggregators for antitrust law.

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