The Conservative Antitrust Case Against Big Tech Is a Giant Self-Own

Posted on AllSides November 18th, 2020
From The Right

Few prominent political arguments have been so nakedly self-refuting as the conservative case for antitrust action against big tech.

The argument typically goes something like this: Big tech has too much power, and social media companies like Facebook use that power to shape and stifle political debates, censoring conservatives and conservative speech in ways that are both visible and invisible. They are not neutral actors but partisan boosters, and their sheer size means they must be reigned in.

As Sen. Josh Hawley (R–Mo.) put it on Fox News...

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