Congress takes on the Taylor Swift concert ticket fiasco (includes video story)

The Senate’s antitrust panel held a hearing this past Tuesday to look into the computer crashes and delays that happened last year when tickets went on sale for Taylor Swift’s: The Eras Tour. 

After a three-hour meeting, Senators were unable to come up with a resolution. They offered ideas such as restricting transfer of tickets and encouraging resale of tickets to weaken the scalping market. 

The hearing was held to investigate Ticketmaster, which currently holds 90% of the market after its merger with Live Nation, which was approved by Congress in 2010. 

This comes after fans’ outcry on social media in November of last year, when Ticketmaster canceled the general sale for Swift’s tour, which begins in March.

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