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Presidential hopeful Warren pitches Big Tech breakups

Joe Mont | March 11, 2019

It was only a matter of time, given recent scrutiny of Big Tech data practices, that someone among the growing field of Democrat presidential candidates would formalize the cause. The winner: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

In her campaign’s official blog post on the Website Medium, Warren, on March 8, laid out a plan to break up world-leading technology companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google.

“Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn’t exist. Now they are among the most valuable and well-known companies in the world. It’s a great story—but also one that highlights why the government must break up monopolies and promote competitive markets,” Warren wrote.

Today’s Big Tech companies have too much power over “our economy, our society, and our democracy,” she argued. “They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted...

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