Skip to comments.Jeff Landry: All Options Are on the Table to Break Big Tech Monopolies
Posted on 03/20/2019 6:04:07 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told Breitbart News that attorneys general across America both Democrat and Republican are considering all actions, including the use of existing antitrust law, to curb the growing power held by technology firms such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Landry offered his remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXMs Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
We have seen a tremendous amount of consolidation in regard to social platforms and the tech industry over the last decade, and the result of that has become a handful of companies that have amassed a tremendous amount of data and power over the U.S. and world economy, said Landry.
Landry added, Just the fact that they can censor any type of speech is problematic, on top of the fact that the monetization of peoples personal data is enriching these companies at the expense of the consumer.
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It's time for people to stop jabbering about "muh private corporation" and realise that Big Tech is being used by the deep state as a workaround to censor threats to the deep state's power. The government can't "officially" censor because of the 1st amendment, so Big Tech serves as the "unofficial" censor.
Time for it to stop, and time for the 1st amendment to be applied to Big Tech firms that control such massive amounts of the public discourse today.
Blow ‘em the **** up. (figuratively speaking, of course!)
Enough of these leftist speech only Nazis.
I hope folks here begin to understand why we have anti-trust laws - to stop combinations that threaten our freedoms.
Look at how they are working on taking out Fox or converting it to another leftist big brother outfit.
YES!! Someone else used #### or a **** :)
Now I can use that in my defense if I ever get called out on my frequent ####s :)
Like is an INCREDIBLE journey.
I spent most of the obama years recovering from head injury, thinking things could never be good again.
Now I am quite a lot better and almost EVERY DAY I read something that gives me hope for our country!!!
Trump thinks like WE DO. Not easy for a gazillionaire!!
I will ALWAYS LOVE The Great One and he saved the country like Michael Corleone saved the family and he took down an ENTIRE EMPIRE and freed hundreds of millions.
But, in all due respect to The Great One, I think Trump is the best “man of the people” President we have ever had.
I will NEVER compared Trump and The Great One.
They are both GREAT in their own ways.
When Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz actually AGREE on something, it’s time.
Sadly, we don't have the global punch as does the other side, which would have slapped 'em back a long time ago.
A warning shot from the progressives. Help us win or we’ll come after you.
Fauxcahauntas wrote this. But she is correct.
Companies with an annual global revenue of $25 billion or more and that offer to the public an online marketplace, an exchange, or a platform for connecting third parties would be designated as platform utilities.
These companies would be prohibited from owning both the platform utility and any participants on that platform. Platform utilities would be required to meet a standard of fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory dealing with users. Platform utilities would not be allowed to transfer or share data with third parties.
For smaller companies (those with annual global revenue of between $90 million and $25 billion), their platform utilities would be required to meet the same standard of fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory dealing with users, but would not be required to structurally separate from any participant on the platform.
To enforce these new requirements, federal regulators, State Attorneys General, or injured private parties would have the right to sue a platform utility to enjoin any conduct that violates these requirements, to disgorge any ill-gotten gains, and to be paid for losses and damages. A company found to violate these requirements would also have to pay a fine of 5 percent of annual revenue.
1984 was a WARNING not a MANUAL.
Boycott And Break Up the FAAGYTs:
(Facebook Amazon Apple Google Youtube Twitter)
I suppose a person could take the position that these companies for all practical purposes are utilities.
I love using colorful language! Or colorful **** symbols for that matter.
I can’t help it, maybe I’m just crude and unrefined, but so what, I’m just a regular joe.
Sometimes though if I’m really angry about something, I either forget to censor myself or just don’t, and I get in trouble here. Oops!
And yep Trump is the best president man of the people that we’ve had, and because of how he is, he has made me hate everyone else in that town who is not him.
There isn’t going to be any replacing Trump, and I’m pretty sure that when his run is done, the GOP will go down in flames very darn quickly.
From your first word to your last, I agree across the board.
You and I are of a kind, I think. :)
Conservatives can’t wait for the market to offer meeaningful substitutes. Big tech has marked us for an extinction that will take place before alternatives develop.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Big Tech Anti-Monopoly Case
AP: Today, the Supreme Court struck down a lower court circuit ruling that had ordered the break up of big tech monopolies. The previous ruling had decided that Google, Twitter, and Facebook were monopolies, and that they had suppressed conservative speech. The Supreme Court rejected that ruling by a vote of 5-4, with Chief Justice Roberts joining the court's liberal wing.
I love you, my brother!
I know that you are a good man.
And IMO they are abusing their power purposely.
At LEAST 60 percent of the time!
And right back at ya!!
Google delenda est!
Facebook delenda est!
Twitter delenda est!
They exercise the power of censorship and of influencing elections by virtue of controlling 90% of their respective markets - and that kind of power CANNOT be allowed to continue to exist. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely - and there is no truer example of that than these 3 companies.
Break them up!
About friggin’ time.
Wish they would quit just talking about it and fast track this right now... With the elections coming up every single day they waste is going to hurt us enormously. Get this ball rolling... Start an action immediately...
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