| Amazon technology helped ICE conduct raids and created the servers that helped ICE set up the Trump administration’s deadly incarceration system.1, 2
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to allow politicians to run ads with lies3 threatens to undermine the integrity of the 2020 elections and his pet currency project Libra threatens democracy4 -- and some experts say Libra could take over the entire global economy.5
Google makes its money by using your sensitive private information, deceptively tracks your location,6 has been blasted by human rights groups over human rights concerns in China,7 and has been credibly accused of covering up a culture of sexual harassment.8
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Big technology monopolies are out of control. Some 2020 presidential candidates want to rein in their power.9 But we need to get all 2020 candidates to commit to fighting back against technology monopolies.
Tell 2020 candidates to fight back against dangerous corporate technology monopolies and reckless billionaire CEOs.
Big tech monopolies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google are too big to be managed responsibly. That’s why we have been urging the government to #BreakUpBigTech.
Pressure from political leaders and the grassroots is working -- Congress has led a series of investigations into the danger of big tech monopolies,10 government agencies are reviewing big tech’s damaging effects on our democracy and economy,11,12 and state Attorneys General have launched anti-monopoly investigations of Facebook13,14 and Google.15
If we break up big tech, you’ll still be able to search on Google like you do today, use Facebook to keep in touch with family, and shop at Amazon.
But breaking up big tech means these corporations wouldn’t be able to recklessly build their empires at the expense of our entire democracy and economy.
The future of our economy and democracy shouldn’t be left to the whims of a few reckless billionaire CEOs and their tech monopolies.
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1. MIT Technology Review, "Amazon is the invisible backbone of ICE’s immigration crackdown," October 22nd, 2018.
2. Mijente Report, "Who’s Behind ICE? The Tech and Data Companies Fueling Deportations," October 23rd, 2018.
3. CNBC, "Warren attacks Facebook for ‘quietly’ changing its political ad policy after Zuckerberg’s meeting with Trump," October 8th, 2019.
4. Fast Company, "Facebook’s currency could threaten democracy. Let’s not rush it," June 21st, 2019.
5. Project Syndicate, "Facebook’s Libra Must Be Stopped," June 20th, 2019.
6. BBC News, "Google challenged over location tracking," November 27th, 2018.
7. The Intercept, "I Quit Google Over Its Censored Chinese Search Engine. The Company Needs to Clarify Its Position on Human Rights," December 1st, 2018.
8. The New York Times, "Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment," October 31st, 2018.
9. Reuters, "Where U.S. presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech," October 29th, 2019.
10. U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, "Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets," Accessed November 27th, 2019.
11. The New York Times, "Justice Department Opens Antitrust Review of Big Tech Companies," July 23rd, 2019.
12. The New York Times, "Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In," June 3rd, 2019.
13. The Washington Post, "Forty-six attorneys general have joined a New York-led antitrust investigation of Facebook," October 22nd, 2019.
14. Press Release from New York Attorney General Letitia James, "Attorney General James Gives Update On Facebook Antitrust Investigation," October 22nd, 2019.
15. The New York Times, "Google Antitrust Investigation Outlined by State Attorneys General," September 9th, 2019.