EU designates Booking as gatekeeper under DMA, investigates X

13/05/2024 | European Commission

On Monday, 13 May 2024, the European Commission announced that it had designated Booking as a gatekeeper under the Digital Markets Act (DMA) for its online travel and experience comparison service The announcement follows a self-assessment submitted by the company in March, indicating that its services may meet the gatekeeper thresholds.

In the same press release, the Commission confirmed that it has decided not to designate TikTok Ads or X Ads as gatekeepers under the DMA. However, the Commission has opened an investigation "to further assess the rebuttal" by X platform that it does "not qualify as a important gateway between businesses and consumers" despite meeting the thresholds.

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