12 March 2019 - Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Amazon, Google and Apple if elected
Elizabeth Warren vows to break up tech giants if elected in 2020
(BBC News, 09/30/2019)
US Democrat Elizabeth Warren has proposed breaking up tech giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google if elected to the US presidency in 2020.
Seeking to stand out in a crowded Democratic field, Ms Warren told a crowd in Queens, New York, that she was "sick of freeloading billionaires".
Her regulatory plan would reverse some tech mergers and stop companies from competing on their own platforms.
Elizabeth Warren is right – we must break up Facebook, Google and Amazon
Robert Reich (The Guardian, 10/03/2019)
The titans of the new Gilded Age must be busted and the idea has bipartisan support. It’s time big tech was brought to heel.
The presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren announced on Friday she wants to bust up giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon.
America’s first Gilded Age began in the late 19th century with a raft of innovations – railroads, steel production, oil extraction – but culminated in mammoth trusts run by “robber barons” like JP Morgan, John D Rockefeller, and William H “the public be damned” Vanderbilt.
4 Reasons Elizabeth Warren Is Wrong About Breaking Up Amazon
Peter Cohan (Forbes, 11/03/2019)
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Amazon. She thinks that will make things better for its competitors and cost Amazon -- in which I have no financial interest -- its "monopoly profits."
But I believe she is wrong about the purpose of antitrust law and the notion that Amazon has monopoly profits.
I have contacted Amazon to request comment and will update this post if I receive a response.
Facebook deletes, and then restores, Elizabeth Warren’s ads criticizing the platform, drawing her rebuke
Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm (The Washington Post, 12/03/2019)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat vying for the presidency, didn’t have to search far and wide for ammunition in her salvo against Facebook and other technology giants.
Her own campaign, she said on Monday, had become a case study in the need to curtail Facebook’s power, after the company temporarily removed her ads flaying the social networking service as anti-competitive. She used the flap to warn that it was dangerous for cyberspace to be “dominated by a single censor.”