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Elizabeth Warren is putting Big Tech on watch, but is breaking up Amazon smart policy?

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  • Allison Schrager
By Allison Schrager


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Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is coming for Big Tech.

Yesterday (March 8) she announced her plan to break up and curb tech monopolies, namely Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Warren argues the US has a long history of enforcing the antitrust laws that ensured a competitive and fair market that protected consumers. The giants of tech, she argues, are damaging the economy by destroying competition in the market. But before we get the knives out, itโ€™s important to consider what harm big tech actually poses and what the best solutions may be.

Is big bad?

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