Bernie Sanders says government should look into breaking up big tech, report says
"I worry very much about monopolistic tendencies in many sectors of our economy, including high tech," Sanders reportedly says.
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"I worry very much about monopolistic tendencies in many sectors of our economy, including high tech," Sanders told Politico, "and I think we have to take a really hard look at the degree to which monopolization in all aspects of our economy are a threat to the American people."
Sanders' comments come as a lawmakers on Capitol Hill are building a broad antitrust investigation of Silicon Valley tech giants. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, announced the probe earlier this month. The investigation will examine whether companies like Facebook and Google are taking part in anti-competitive behavior.