What does breaking up Big Tech mean? In the world of antitrust, the calls to “break up” Big Tech companies translate to the fairly standard remedy of “structural separation,” where companies are barred from selling services and competing with the buyers of those services (for example, rail companies have been forced to stop selling freight services that
Who supports breaking up Big Tech? Voters were found to support Big Tech antitrust efforts overall by a 68 percent to 19 percent margin, with majority support in conservative states like South Carolina, West Virginia, and Nebraska.
Is breaking up Big Tech a good idea? Given our dependence on them, big tech’s virtually free services and tools are hard to replace. However, splitting up big tech could still instil a fair market by encouraging smaller businesses to develop a new and competitive range of services and products.
What is the problem with Big Tech? Big Tech’s Problems Stem From Big Tech’s Power.
They block competitors from accessing consumers and key features. They use their control over the gatekeeper platform to discriminate against competitors and suppress rival products and services. They acquire competitors to buy consumer loyalty instead of earning it.