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Europe’s antitrust cop, Margrethe Vestager, has Facebook and Google in her crosshairs

Last updated: 05-15-2018

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Europe’s antitrust cop, Margrethe Vestager, has Facebook and Google in her crosshairs

— Margrethe Vestager is an avid Twitter user who likes to post photos of flowers and cityscapes from her native Denmark.

Her account is also a means of tracking her travels as Europe’s chief antitrust cop and a scourge of big technology companies. Here she is at the European Parliament. Here she is speaking in Washington and at Harvard and delivering a Ted talk in New York. Here she is imposing a $2.9 billion fine on Google for “abusing its search dominance.” And slapping Facebook with a fine for “wrong/misleading information when it took over WhatsApp.


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