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Breaking Up Big Tech
Companies Is A Big
Government, Not Free
Market, Response

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Posted By: RockyTCB, 6/11/2019 10:19:51 AM

America’s tech giants have most certainly engaged in abusive practices. Demands that Washington break them up seem to grow by the day. Many of them are from brilliant people we respect and almost always agree with. That doesn’t make them right, though. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others have just become too powerful, says the narrative. And it’s not just the political right, which is justified in being upset at Big Tech’s efforts to marginalize and silence it, that wants to use the nearly limitless power of the federal government to tame private businesses.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 6/11/2019 10:28:58 AM (No. 95735)
Baloney. The have a defacto monopoly on media and information. They've announced their intent to stifle dissenting voices by lying and calling dissent "hate". Market purists are as dumb as liberal purists or any kind of fanatic. Break up Big Tech now.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jerseyden 6/11/2019 11:03:09 AM (No. 95765)
With that logic let’s starting the size and scope of government. Every branch should be reduced by 5 to 10%, then make them jusity to the public any increase to there size in the future.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Plex 6/11/2019 11:08:11 AM (No. 95767)
There doesn't seem to be a market solution. The cost of entry is much too high given the reach of these companies.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Proud Texan 6/11/2019 2:12:07 PM (No. 95896)
Government protections and taxpayer subsidized infrastructure helped get these tech giants so big, so that is what has to be used to bring them down.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/11/2019 6:18:44 PM (No. 96126)
Maybe not, but having the FCC Cut them all off from using govt. owned/regulated utilities...wire, microwave, satellite, fiber would put a huge stop to their arrogance. The Internet should be open to ALL forms of speech...only it should be compartmentalized so if you didn't want to see a certain site/subject you could easily opt out. We don't need these Leftist overlords deciding what is good or bad!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: tisHimself 6/11/2019 6:27:04 PM (No. 96135)
Absolutely wrong. Free markets exist when government doesn't allow barriers to entry. And now, that these mega conglomerates have chosen to overtly limit the content of speech and thought by users who understand that telecommunications remain a public trust, need more than just having their hand slapped. As usual Wall Street interests, often holding the strings of political puppets like Romney, Ryan and McConnell do not concern themselves with the American culture they are so quick to undermine and destroy.
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