Will Oremus @WillOremus oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero at @medium: onezero.medium.com/ Past: @slate. I write about how tech shapes us. DM for Signal. May. 13, 2019 1 min read

Everyone's reading this as a blow to Big Tech in general, because it suggests Kavanaugh sympathizes with antitrust arguments against them. That sounds right, although...

*adjusts tinfoil hat* ... It is intriguing in the context of Kavanaugh's close friendship with Facebook's VP of Public Policy, Joel Kaplan—especially when you recall that Apple recently flexed its power over Facebook by shutting off its developer access  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/technology/apple-blocks-facebook.html 

I wrote in March that Apple vs. Facebook is tech's new cold war:  https://slate.com/technology/2019/03/facebook-apple-messenger-whatsapp-imessage-rivals.html  Is it a coincidence that a new SCOTUS justice with Facebook ties just dealt a huge blow to Apple? Probably!


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