(RepublicanNews.org) – Big tech companies have gotten entirely too powerful. Google, Apple, and Amazon Services recently chased a conservative platform off the internet. Twitter and Facebook both banned a sitting President of the United States from their platforms.
Once upon a time, the government broke up corporations to prevent them from getting too powerful. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) proposed a return to that kind of swift action when he unveiled his “Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act” on April 12, 2021.
Monopoly and liberty don’t go together. No corporation should be so big and so powerful that it can override the voice of the people. We need a new trust busting agenda, from MLB to #BigTech pic.twitter.com/wgs8uoEcd5
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) April 13, 2021
As he explained, a small collection of “woke” mega-corporations have taken over the information Americans receive, the speech they can engage in, and the products they can purchase. “It’s time to bust them up,” he stated.
His plan proposes several actions, including:
- A ban on acquisitions and mergers of companies with market capitalization exceeding $100 billion;
- Exercising control over the ability of large online companies like Facebook to block them from purchasing startups used to create new social media platforms;
- Reforming current laws to enable antitrust action against companies like Facebook for purchasing major competitors.
He also proposed imposing harsh financial penalties for violations. It’s time to fight back against big tech and other large corporations, and it appears that Sen. Hawley is ready to meet that challenge.
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