Splitting Up Evil Big Tech By Brian Simpson

     With deplatforming and shutting down sites where there is media content that the System does not like, the call has gone out that there not merely should be regulation of Big Tech, but that these monopolies are so large that they are a danger to what remains of democratic institutions. And that is not just us, who face this threat, but the founder of the internet:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-11-evil-tech-giants-need-to-be-split-up-to-protect-humanity.html 
  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-technology-www/father-of-web-says-tech-giants-may-have-to-be-split-up-idUSKCN1N63MV

“Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the World Wide Web told Reuters. The digital revolution has spawned a handful of U.S.-based technology companies since the 1990s that now have a combined financial and cultural power greater than most sovereign states. Tim Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web in 1989, said he was disappointed with the current state of the internet, following scandals over the abuse of personal data and the use of social media to spread hate. “What naturally happens is you end up with one company dominating the field so through history there is no alternative to really coming in and breaking things up,” Berners-Lee, 63, said in an interview. “There is a danger of concentration.”

     Yes, indeed, there is a danger in “concentration,” with all of the evils that follow from the monopoly of power. This trend should have been seen and acted upon with the rest of corporate capitalism early in the 20th century, but the politicians have always been the slaves of mega-capitalist money, so nothing much has been done, until we have reached the virtual end of the nation state, as James Reed describes in an article which he sent me, “The True Horror of Global Finance.”

 

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