The National Security Case for Breaking Up Big Tech

Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia, 2020

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-18

39 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2020 Last revised: 23 Mar 2020

Date Written: January 30, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Sitaraman, Ganesh, The National Security Case for Breaking Up Big Tech (January 30, 2020). Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia, 2020, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-18, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3537870

Ganesh Sitaraman (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt Law School ( email )

Nashville, TN 37240
United States

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