Elizabeth Warren Wages War on Tech Giants

  • 2019-03-08
  • Source: AAN
  • by: American Action News
Elizabeth Warren Wages War on Tech Giants
Photo by A. Shaker/VOA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign for the White House is off to a rocky start.

Now she's waging war on the tech giants and they aren't going to like this.

According to her new blog post on Medium, Warren is proposing that the US should break up Amazon, Google and Facebook.

In the post she described the companies as monopolies.

Excerpt:

Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy. They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else. And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.

I want a government that makes sure everybody — even the biggest and most powerful companies in America — plays by the rules. And I want to make sure that the next generation of great American tech companies can flourish. To do that, we need to stop this generation of big tech companies from throwing around their political power to shape the rules in their favor and throwing around their economic power to snuff out or buy up every potential competitor.

That’s why my Administration will make big, structural changes to the tech sector to promote more competition — including breaking up Amazon, Facebook, and Google.

Her new gimmick aims to garnering attention from the democratic base. However, her proposal could attract some support across the political spectrum as Facebook and Google faced scrutiny for censoring conservative and pro-Trump political figures.
 

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