Earlier this month, Taylor Swift fans across several states filed a lawsuit against Ticketmaster, alleging that the company committed fraud and "intentionally and purposefully misled ticket purchasers" during presales for Swift's upcoming tour.
Swifties are clearly enraged. And so are policymakers. State attorneys general and several members of Congress called out Ticketmaster for exploiting consumers through its position as an effective monopoly. The Justice Department opened an investigation into potential antitrust violations. Even President Joe Biden chimed in, tweeting out a message criticizing the "hidden junk fees" that are tacked onto already pricey tickets.