Elizabeth Warren Praised for Plan to Break Up Tech Giants

Senator Elizabeth Warren Announces Plan To Break Up Amazon, Google And Facebook

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.

"Platform utilities would be required to meet a standard of fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory dealing with users". Federal regulators, state attorneys general or injured private parties would also be able to sue platform utilities who violate such requirements.

This part of Warren's plan would require Amazon Basics-a line of products made by Amazon-to be separated from the Amazon Marketplace. "And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation", said Warren in a post on Medium.

A Booker spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment on Booker's view of Warren's new proposal. She specifically called out Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods and Zappos; Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Instagram; and Google's Waze, Nest, and DoubleClick as "anti-competitive mergers" to be broken up. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who represents many of those large companies in California, has called on big tech executives to improve their privacy policies but has avoided calls to regulate the companies. Sen.

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It remains to be seen whether Warren will introduce legislation in the current Congress aligning with the first element of her plan.

She turned most of her ire on Amazon, Facebook and Google, though.

And another senator who has announced a presidential candidacy, the Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, introduced a bill in September that directly targeted Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos for not paying all its US workers $15 an hour.

Warren argued that federal anti-monopoly pressure on Microsoft in the 1990s helped pave the way for Internet companies like Google. What that means, for example, is that if you do a Google search for a restaurant, Google can't give its own ratings priority over, say, Yelp's, notes Vox.

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Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a think tank that follows the sector, said the plan "is not pro-consumer". Google couldn't smother competitors by demoting their products on Google Search.

The liberal activist group Demand Progress has previously called for the US government to break up Facebook by forcing it to sell Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.

Representatives for Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet, Google's owner, have all pledged that they are attempting to find new ways to protect their social networks from sowing discord in America after they were accused of doing little to prevent Russian efforts to manipulate the 2016 election. "Tech entrepreneurs would have a fighting chance to compete against the tech giants".

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