US Presidential candidate Warren, Zuckerberg lock claws over #BreakUpBigTech

Henrietta Brewer
October 4, 2019

Late final month, Zuckerberg made a shock go to to Washington, satisfy with lawmakers, after failing to make an look at congressional hearings concerning the firm's function in influencing the shock final result of the 2016 presidential election received by President Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren is planning to break up tech giants including Facebook Inc, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't pleased.

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in on leaked audio comments by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying he will sue the federal government if Elizabeth Warren becomes president. The subject line: "It's time to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook".

The shift signals that while many Silicon Valley elite don't like the idea of big tech companies being broken up, they are largely not single-issue voters and agree with Warren on many other policy issues.

"Today's big tech companies have too much power - too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy", wrote Warren. More than 85% of all social networking traffic goes through sites owned or operated by Facebook. "That's where a lot of the discussions and details get hashed out on things".

Stay updated with the latest happenings. "That's why we need to #BreakUpBigTech".

On Tuesday, The Verge printed textual content and leaked audio it says was from a latest inside conferences on the Menlo Park, Calif-based tech behemoth, the place Zuckerberg fielded questions amid a barrage of antitrust probes and requires the corporate to separate itself up.

"We have these giant corporations - do I have to tell that to people in Long Island City? - that think they can roll over everyone", Warren told a crowd there earlier this year, after Amazon pulled out of plans to build a new campus in the neighbourhood.

"If she gets elected president, then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge, and I would bet that we will win that legal challenge", Zuckerberg told his employees", according to the Post.

He added, "And does that still suck for us? Yeah. I mean, I don't want to have a major lawsuit against our own government", he said, according to the leaked audio.

Warren's thought, posted on her marketing campaign online internet page, outlines five gargantuan targets: extending labor rights to all workers (home workers and farmworkers, as an illustration, aren't successfully lined by restful federal legal pointers, she said); strengthening collective bargaining and the honest to strike; elevating wages and retaining pensions; increasing worker substitute and management; and expanding worker protections, combating discrimination and bettering enforcement.

He also shared a link to The Verge article.

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Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris agree that splitting up tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon needs to be considered.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has an open antitrust investigation into Facebook, and a group of state attorneys general led by NY is also investigating.

Separately, a group of state attorneys general led by NY is also investigating.

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