There must be 50 ways to break up Big Tech

Plenty of people seem to think it’s high time to break up Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. But that sounds like an old-school trustbusting tactic that may not work well with tightly integrated platform companies. To summarize:Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, a professor of internet governance at the Oxford Internet Institute who has also written a lot about the pros and cons of big data, believes the problem isn’t the size of Big Tech firms but that they’re sitting on so much big data (a.k.a. A third viewpoint, TR reports, is that the real problem of Big Tech is user lock-in. The one thing we can be sure of is that whatever remedies regulators come up with, Big Tech companies will fight them as long as it messes with their business model.

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