You Vote: Should the government treat Big Tech companies as monopolies?

Lawmakers hope to advance antitrust bill targeting high-tech industry this summer

Updated: June 29, 2022 - 3:47pm

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Congress is pushing legislation that would apply and expand antitrust regulations on the United States' multi-trillion-dollar, high-tech industry.

Supporters of the measures argue Big Tech companies are acting like monopolies and legislative action is needed to create a more even playing field to help smaller companies compete.

Critics counter that antitrust laws, which are designed to protect consumers against monopolistic behavior, don't apply here because Big Tech companies aren't monopolies. They say that major tech companies help lower prices and benefit consumers economically and that there is plenty of competition in the tech space.

What do you think? Are tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook acting as monopolies, and should the government treat them as such? Here's your chance to weigh in:

Should the government treat Big Tech companies as monopolies?

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