Roku’s dispute with YouTube does not imply market power

Alphabet Inc. recently announced its YouTube video-sharing service would leave the streaming platform Roku on December 9 after a long public dispute between the two tech leaders. Some members of Congress have noticed and are using it as an opportunity to promote their Big Tech antitrust legislation, claiming Alphabet’s move is proof of market power.

That’s a great rhetorical argument, but it’s false: Alphabet’s move is normal for these situations.

Read Dr. Jamison’s complete blog post at AEI.