Should Anti-trust Laws Be Used to Break Up the Social Media Giants?

Google, Facebook and the rest wield more power than most governments.

The secular Left and the proponents of Islamic blasphemy laws have a new issue on which they are making common cause: the quest to destroy the freedom of speech, the cornerstone of our democracy. After Charlottesville, the Left sees its chance to crush all dissent, and given its alliance with Islamic supremacists, this means the implementation in the West of prohibitions on criticism of Islam, including counter-terror analysis of the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists. This anti-free speech initiative, if it succeeds, will destroy free society, which cannot exist if one is unable to speak out against the tyrant.

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  • Bla Bla

    What was good for standard oil, the bells, etc is good for this generation of oligarchs too.

    • Any company with more than 10% of any market needs to be broken up.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Either a breakup or a legal designation of them as public utilities (like electric companies) subjecting them to rules and regulations that keep them honest and fair.

    • Alain

      I think designating them as public utilities actually makes more sense.

  • Alain

    In the meantime why not demand that if they wish to operate within the United States they must respect the law protecting free speech. Every totalitarian country has done so, and they immediately fall into line not wanting to lose business.

    • bob e

      on the money Mr A ..

  • ntt1

    yes anti trust Must be used against facebook, they are obviously censoring free speech by conservatives while freely allowing hate messages from totalitarian progressives and jihadis

  • bob e

    Yes they should. Start on Monday ..