The US presidential candidates stand on the break of a Major Tech

(Ap) – In the run-up to 2020, the us presidential elections and America’s big tech companies are being challenged on many fronts, the entire political spectrum, from anti-trust concerns about their policy on political advertising and to ensure election security.

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Many of the Democratic presidential candidates, have argued in favor of either breaking or tightening of the regulation of companies such as Facebook Inc’s (FB.(O) in the Alphabet Inc, and Google (GOOGL.And Inc. (AMZN.D).

The republican President, when He, the administration, subject to the review process, and the announcement of a wide-ranging investigation in the months of July and the big digital tech companies that are active in the anti-competitive practices.

He’s the Democratic challengers critical of the online platforms and allow the politicians to make false claims in advertising or publicity ahead of the elections next November.

Social media platforms are, in particular, under monitoring by the US intelligence services are said to be Russia, who have to pay have an influence on the break, and with the 2016 elections, a claim Moscow has denied.

Here are just a few of the candidates ‘ positions on a Large, Tech.


Home, one of which is the use of social media and digital advertising campaign, helped to propel him to the White House in 2016, and in September, attacked the “immense power of the social media giants, and in his address to the United Nations (un).

He has stopped short of calling for the tech giant to be broken up, because of the Democratic Senators, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, but he said, “it is clear that there is something going on in terms of the monopoly game,” when asked about the major tech companies in a June interview with CNBC.

He and other Republicans have also criticized social media, companies that do not have a proof for its supposed political bias.

The president’s eldest son Donald Trump, Jr. wrote in an op-ed for The Hill political web site in September, titled “the freedom of speech, suppression of, online is building a case to break up the Big Technology.”

Silicon Valley companies are also at odds with the Trump of directors on the policy, such as the repeal of the Obama-era net neutrality rules, and the impact of the US-China trade war is in their supply chains.


Biden, the vice-president of the Silicon Valley-friendly Obama administration, which has a more moderate stance than its progressive rival on the issue of a large tech company break-ups.

In an interview with the Associated Press, he said that the splitting up of companies such as Facebook, it was “something we need to really look hard”, but that it was “premature” to make a final decision.

For the campaign, told Reuters that, as president, Biden would aggressively use “all of the tools that are available, including the use of enforcement measures in order to ensure that companies have a social responsibility.

He did not speak during the discussion of the issue in the most recent Democratic debate in October.

Biden has criticized the e-commerce giant Amazon to $0 federal tax bill by 2018.

“I don’t have anything against Amazon, but it has no business to be in the billions of dollars worth of income to pay lower tax rates than firefighters and teachers. We need to reward work, not just wealth,” he said in a tweet in the past month.

His campaign is well on the way with Facebook, Twitter and Google + about their political ad policies after they refused to take it were of a Trumpet ad and the Biden team, saying it contained false claims of his son, the Hunter’s relations with Russia.


Warren has been leading the charge on the break-up of large tech companies, on the grounds that they have greater influence and increasingly competitive.

It has called for legislation to reduce the major tech platforms are that they should be considered as the “platform utilities”, of the ownership of, and participation in, a market square, at the same time.

On the basis of the law, Apple should not be allowed to be both in the App Store, and the sales of its own apps, for example.

They also said that they would have to appoint supervisors to be relax, anti-competitive mergers, including Facebook’s deal for WhatsApp, and Instagram, and Amazon have a deal at Whole Foods.

Warren, in October, challenged Facebook’s policy on the exemption of political ads from a fact-checking ads to make the false claim that the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was the endorsement of Trump’s re-election bid.

The senator from Massachusetts, has also said that she was going to refuse any campaign donations of more than $200 senior executives from the big tech companies.


Sanders, a US senator from Vermont, which is often a criticism of corporate influence has a lot to do before the break-up of large tech companies such as Facebook and Amazon.

The government would have to try to split up the companies, He said at a Washington Post event, in mid-July.

He said that he was with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a list of all of the mergers that have taken place at the Trump administration. Have a broad plan to reform corporate America, it would also have a mandate from all of the major companies are owned partly by its employees.

He did not know how it differs from Warren on key issues, He told the ABC in march: “Elizabeth, it would see itself as, I quote, is correct, it is a capitalist to the bones. I don’t know.”

He has been outspoken in his attacks on Amazon, on topics such as the fiscal contributions as well as the working conditions in its warehouses. In 2018, he introduced as a “Stop” BEZOS Act ” in the Senate, referring to Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, the big companies pay for their employees, or pay them to the government for the public benefits that their employees receive.


In general, In Pete Buttigieg, who was Facebook’s 287th user shortly after its launch in 2004, at Harvard University, where he was a student, it is more reluctant to surface from the tech giant than some of the other candidates.

The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said that the break-up of the big tech companies, is a remedy that will have to be put on the table,” but also said that it is not the politician’s place to point out that the companies should be broken up.

He said that the COMMISSION should be empowered to prevent, and sometimes reverse mergers, but pointed out that the big tech companies should be investigated for their actions rather than their size. He said that the concern about the monopoly and to worry about the security of your information or privacy, it should not be confused.

He is in favor of having the law on the protection of personal information, the rights on a national level, including the right to be forgotten – that’s for the citizens to have the power to demand that online platforms are needed to delete data about them, such as is the case in Europe.


Senator Harris, of California, home to Silicon Valley, it has been said that Facebook is not adequately controlled. They did not exchange contracts for the break-up of large tech companies, but said that it would have to be “seriously” considered.

During the campaign, Harris has touted her experience in the protection of consumers’ privacy online, while she was attorney general.

At the Conference, Harris, along with fellow candidate, Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced the two ENOUGH to Act on it in 2017, to help protect against the online exploitation of their own images.

Harris has recently called it on Twitter TWTR.Oh, to suspend, Trump’s Twitter account, his tweets, with violence and threat. In response to this, the company has said that Trump’s tweets are not in conflict with its policies.


The senator from Minnesota has made the monitoring of large technology companies, one of the key issues in the Congress, and argued for a law of privacy, and net neutrality guarantees such as the priority of the campaign is to be launched in the month of February.

Klobuchar has called for more stringent regulation of the technology giants, and suggested that the companies that profit from users ‘ data could not be loaded.

They have endorsed Warren’s plan, their break-up, saying that they first want to find out. Her plan for her first 100 days in office includes an “aggressive and retrospective review of the merger,” in which she said that she was going to have to pay for an additional merger consideration in “megamergers.”

It is also one of the co-authors of the two Fair Advertising Act, which would require social media platforms to disclose to the buyer in a political ad, as it is required in front of the television and print ads.


Yang, the former chief executive officer of a start-up, it has benefited from a strong increase of the rank and file to the social media-style yourself like the #yanggang.

Even though the technology entrepreneur, saying: “we will be well-served if the major tech companies have had to break in himself, he is more focused on how to deal with the consequences of the computerization on Us employment and the control of the ai.

Yang also stressed the negative effects of tech in the mental health system and said that he would have to make a Section of the ‘Attention Economy’, ideally led by the tech and ethics of the lawyer’s Tristan Harris, to see what it was like for a sound design, and the use of apps and devices.

He has also called for the people to receive a share of the economic value generated from their data.


In New Jersey, Senator Booker said, is that Warren’s call to break up the tech giant was “more of a Donald Trump thing for us to say,” and, instead, argued that stronger anti-trust laws need to be enforced.

When the question was asked in October that a Democratic debate on the issue, Booker called for reforms to the stop-tech companies, will be used “to undermine our democracy,” around the time of the elections.

He also spoke at length about anti-trust “of pharmaceutical companies, farms,” but it is not one of the tech companies.

A Stanford University graduate who co-founded his own social media start-up, WayWire, Booker has in the past received donations from big Silicon Valley names, such as can be Done. The Facebook CEO also donated $100 million to the Newark schools to Booker, mayor of the New Jersey city.


O’rourke, a former U.S. representative from Texas, wants to see Major Technology of the regulated rather than broken. He has said that he does not believe that it is the role of the chairman is to be pointed out that corporations need to be dismantled.

O’rourke’s campaign, told Reuters that he would stand up for the small business, the online platform for owners to promote their content and products over those of our competitors. He’s going to have to create a new digital markets regulator to create and enforce rules on matters such as privacy and data mobility.

O’rourke, who as a teenager was part of a powerful hacking group, has also said that he believes that social media companies will have to be dealt with as a publisher.

He will want to amend section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which generally provides immunity to online platforms for content posted by users of social media, companies are more or less responsible for the amplification of hatred and terrorism on their platforms.

The campaign has recently called on the Facebook Twitter TWTR.Oh, and Google to do more to combat online misinformation, and, after the campaign against the spread of a false claim about a gunman in a mass shooting.


Castro, who was secretary of housing and urban development, the Obama administration has said it is in the consideration of proposals to break up the large tech companies, said at the recent Democratic debate in the US is in a stronger position to crack down on monopolistic practices.

In October, the debate, the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, there is also a single of Amazon’s name, to help “small businesses” out of business ” and “the deficit has to do a lot of the workers.”


Gabbard, representative from Hawaii, ” the break-up of large tech companies, and is highly praised Warren’s plan.

In July, she filed a $50 million lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of discrimination when there is a temporary suspension of its ad account, following the first Democratic debate. Google said that the account is automatically flagged for unusual activity, so no need to specify exactly what the problem was.

Gabbard said that Google’s actions are reflected in ‘ how the increasing dominance of the big tech companies have on our public discourse, it threatens the very core of our American values.”

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California billionaire Steyer has declared that he is running for president, to remove the influence of corporate money out of politics. In the October debate, he said that a monopoly is, or should be dismantled or regulated, but rather that in order to win, at Home, and Democrats would have to “show the American people that not only know how to tax and to break up companies.”

Instead, he said, Democrats ” need to be made to the innovation and competitiveness of the private sector.

Steyer’s campaign is well-known for its massive ad spending, which helped get him into the debates in the workshop, including more than $6 million in Facebook advertising, on the basis of the digital firm Bully Pulpit Interactive.

Reporting Elizabeth, Illustrator, Editing by Soyoung Kim and Sonya Hepinstall

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