Frightening new information revealed: The US-company Microsoft seems to be trying by all means to make the competition smaller. Now also judges who work in favor of Microsoft? I look forward to your thoughts and opinions on the subject.
Microsoft has long focused on takeovers and smear campaigns against the competition. Google and other developers have already commented on this and criticized these actions. After Microsoft transferred "donations" to some senators to harm Sony. And after one of the Microsoft bosses confirmed via email that they were only buying up publishers in order to take away PlayStation games, there was a great outcry. Bethesda employees also commented negatively. After the takeover, Microsoft wanted many titles to be Xbox-exclusive, even though predecessors on PlayStation sold better. But that's not all: the judge's family connection sparks a call for dismissal, maybe!
Leading the ongoing case between the FTC and Microsoft is a judge whose son works for the company behind Windows and Xbox. According to a watchdog group, their jurisdiction should therefore be removed.
The FTC is seeking an injunction blocking Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard until the trial is over. The case is headed by US District Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley, whose family background has prompted calls for her dismissal from the case.
A watchdog group is calling for the judge to be dismissed, citing the fact that her son works for Microsoft. That's according to a letter provided to Washington Post label The Technology 202.
"The public may rightly be concerned that a judge is being unduly biased when the judge's child is employed by a company whose case the judge is overseeing," according to the Revolving Door Project. "It is common sense that a parent would want to support the financial success of their child's employer in order to promote their child's financial stability and professional standing."
That's really incredible.Last edited by KazumaKiryu - on 30 June 2023