- Elizabeth Warren calls on Congress to impeach Trump 1 Month Ago
- BlackBerry Messenger is still a thing—but not for much longer Today 2:56 PM
- Matt Gaetz hires speechwriter fired by White House for attending white nationalist event Today 1:33 PM
- Here’s why Elon Musk is a sheep on Twitter Today 12:14 PM
- Trump is already running Facebook ads on the Mueller report Today 12:07 PM
- 20 thoughtful gifts grads actually want Today 12:00 PM
- 7 of the best psychological thriller movies on Shudder Today 11:44 AM
- Seth Abramson’s epic Mueller thread finally comes to a conclusion Today 11:40 AM
- Netflix is testing out a random play feature Today 11:28 AM
- Teen star Danielle Cohn faked pregnancy for YouTube prank Today 10:55 AM
- How to watch ‘A Discovery of Witches’ for free Today 10:42 AM
- Rev up your own family rivalries with these ‘Game of Thrones’ board games Today 10:29 AM
- Mueller’s ‘harm to ongoing matter’ is the best way to stay silent about your life Today 10:21 AM
- 10 Korean skincare brands that are worth your money Today 10:00 AM
- 20 unique Mother’s Day gifts for the cool moms Today 9:45 AM
Marc Nozell/Flickr (CC-BY)
The senator and presidential hopeful made the call in a blog post on Friday.
The Massachusetts senator made her case in a blog post on Medium.
“Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy,” Warren said in the post. “They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else. And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.”
Warren said she hoped to pass legislation that would designate large tech platforms as “platform utilities” that would not be allowed to own both the platform and “any participants on that platform.” They would also, according to the senator’s plan, be required to meet certain nondiscriminatory practices and not be allowed to share data with third parties.
The threshold for becoming a “platform utility” would be a company with annual global revenue of more than $25 million, she wrote.
What I’m proposing is in line with our country’s history of antitrust laws—and it’s a big part of what has allowed our economy to grow and new companies to thrive. You can read more about how our plan is going to work here: https://t.co/2rWT0wJ8vD
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) March 8, 2019
“We must ensure that today’s tech giants do not crowd out potential competitors, smother the next generation of great tech companies, and wield so much power that they can undermine our democracy,” she wrote.
You can read all of Warren’s Medium post here.
- How to update Google Chrome—and why you need to right now
- A guide to the 2020 Democrats’ views on net neutrality
- Facebook is finally taking action against anti-vax content—but not all of it
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).