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US president hopeful Warren calls for break-up of Google, Amazon, Facebook

Monday 11 March 2019 | 10:44 CET | News
US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat candidate for US president in 2020, has proposed breaking up big tech companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon in order to improve competition. Known for her work on fighting for consumer financial regulations, Warren said more needs to be done to protect small businesses using the big companies' platforms and protect start-ups trying to enter the same markets. 

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No difference than government playing games and funding terrorists in other countries. At least with big tech companies you can dream of them buying you out and not needing to work again. But in Amazon I think should be broken up as it's more like A evil empire, the way it avoids paying tax (doesn't matter much as trump admiring to it) and the way it treats staff Note I expect trolls, as the internet doesn't do debate we only do we say so comments
Angel S Bunny @ 11/3/2019 - 14:37


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