Fighting the Battle for Free Speech
There are people in the United States more powerful than the leader of the free world. They are those who run America’s big-tech monopolies.
One controls Facebook, the nation’s largest newspaper, and has the power to decide what we are allowed to see, hear and say. Another controls the world’s largest library, and has the power to decide what we are allowed to find, read and see.
This past election season they proved something that should chill the spine of anyone who takes seriously the Bill of Rights. This handful of people has the wherewithal to silence whoever they please and to stifle the free exchange of ideas. They have dominion over what we are allowed to see, to hear, to read; the power to tell us what we are allowed to think.
Nobody. No Company. No monopoly should have that kind of power in the world’s greatest democracy. Nor should any tech monopoly have the power to leverage the discourse of the elected and those they serve.
The time has come to do with Big Tech what we once did with Standard Oil, ATT, IBM and Microsoft.
- Regulatory rules that prevent the tech monopolies from gobbling up competitors and stifling competition.
- Trust-busting legislation that breaks the tech monopolies into smaller pieces, making it possible for startups and smaller companies to compete.
- A new set of laws that protect the privacy of patrons, one that allows private citizens to prohibit the collection, use or sale of their personal data.