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White House hopeful unveils Big Tech breakup plan

‘TOO MUCH POWER’:US Senator Elizabeth Warren said that as president, she would appoint enforcers ‘committed to reversing illegal and anti-competitive tech mergers’

AFP, WASHINGTON

“We’re very concerned about situations where a company has free reign to control the playing field on which they compete,” she said.

Rutgers University antitrust law professor Michael Carrier said that the legal basis for taking on Big Tech would be shaky.

“You can’t break up a company just because they’re big,” Carrier said, adding that antitrust laws require monopolization and “exclusionary conduct.”

“Being big is not exclusionary conduct. While big tech companies could present concern, that’s not enough for a case,” he said.

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