The National Security Case for Breaking Up Big Tech
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia, 2020
39 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2020 Last revised: 23 Mar 2020
Date Written: January 30, 2020
The claim that breaking up and regulating big tech might have consequences for great power competition deserves to be taken seriously. The problem is that upon serious consideration, the national security case against breaking up and regulating big tech is not just weak—it is backwards. Far from being a threat to the United States, breaking up and regulating big tech are necessary to preserve America’s competitiveness, national defense, and democratic freedoms in an era of great power competition.
Keywords: Tech, antitrust, national security, technology
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