This isn’t gonna happen….
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for breaking up Silicon Valley’s largest companies on Friday, saying that the tech giants have gained “too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy.”
“To restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last, it’s time to break up our biggest tech companies,” Warren said in a post on Medium.
Warren is the first major 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to call for breaking up companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, though the idea has gained traction among progressives in recent years amid growing concerns about data privacy and the potential to use social media to spread disinformation.
Warren is also hoping to shine a light on the firms’ market power and how it has been used to influence the economy and society as a whole.
“I want a government that makes sure everybody — even the biggest and most powerful companies in America — plays by the rules,” Warren wrote. “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,” she continued…..