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Should big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon be considered monopolies and broken up?
22-25, F
31 replies
Mar 16, 2019
Anonymouslyyours86 · 31-35, C
It has all the answers to everything regardless of your educational background
bookerdana · 56-60, M
Yeah,Google doesn't even pay taxes,neither does Microsoft.TR had the guts to stave off this corporatocracy
Fungirlmmm · 46-50, F
They all have competition though Amazon has target and Walmart competing for our business and Google Express allows shoppers to purchase items with free shipping and no paying a membership fee to get it. Facebook owns Insragram but then there are Ello, Vero, Mastodon etc. Now Google has integrated itself into our lives. Ugh
Zoeoz · 22-25, F
[@1433,Fungirlmmm] Hmmm, I dunno. Are Ello, Vero, and Mastodon really on Facebook's level? And, although I can't speak to their other business pursuits, no search engine rivals Google.
AMERICA1ST · 51-55, M
What I still dont get is why so much of the social media companies are considered essential by so many people. They are not utilities. For the most part, you just dont need what they offer, You can live without it. Who actually NEEDS to tweet? The childishness of likes and followers has become an embarrassment for otherwise rational mature adults. While they are used for marketing, there are still internet alternatives that are not controlled, filtered, and censored by social media dictators like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. We have seen the liberal bias and discrimination in their practices repeatedly. We have seen the dishonest and inconsiderate way they manipulate data and the security of their users.

And there is nothing that Amazon has that can not be acquired elsewhere - that challenges a monopoly.
4meAndyou · F
Giant monopolies eat the competition. Do we want a thousand little fish store owners all competing with each other so that they will give us the best service and price for their services as a result of that competition, or do we want one giant shark that eats everyone, including their own customers?

The giant shark scenario includes abuses. Giant sharks are not mindful of their customers wants and needs.
therighttothink50 · 51-55, M
evilgooglenews, best site on the web, half the time you go there you get a 404 error because that is how leftist totalitarians survive, by stifling free speech and monitoring your every breath.

goduckgo is a great alternative search engine.
GJOFJ3 · 61-69, M
It will not help the end users if the government breaks these companies up. Remember when the government broke up AT&T because they were a monopoly.
Everyone's phone bills went up and 35 years later AT&T is bigger than ever
katielass · F
Mugin16 · 41-45, M
Yes, indeed
AMERICA1ST · 51-55, M
An accurate definition and understanding of a monopoly makes this a moot question. There are alternatives to all of these companies. There are competitors to all of these companies. Social media has created naive easily-led sheep who are addicted to popular trends and group think that actually create the false perceptions of monopolies around these companies. Those who dare think outside the fashionable internet box know better.

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