Data Sheet—Regulators Have Not Dampened Facebook and Google’s Prospects—Yet

July 24, 2018

Via: Fortune

Before Google parent Alphabet reported quarterly earnings Monday, the somewhat naïve meme going around was that regulatory scrutiny would zap the advertising leviathan’s performance.

True, Alphabet recorded a multi-billion-dollar hit associated with a fine ordered by the European Union that Alphabet will appeal. Yes, U.S. regulators and legislators will hound Google on data-privacy issues—right after they are done harassing the more obviously guilty Facebook.

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