Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Tech Giants Is to ‘Protect Competitive Markets’

At SXSW, the senator detailed how Amazon beats out competition

"It’s a little like baseball," said Warren. "You can be an umpire [a platform] or you can own teams [brands]. But you can’t be an umpire and own one of the teams that’s in the game." Getty Images

Just one day after dropping a Medium post laying out her proposal to break up big tech giants, Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared at a famed tech conference to detail how Amazon (and tech giants like it) now have a monopoly similar to that of the railroad in the early 1900s, which had to be broken up by President Theodore Roosevelt.

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