Breaking up Big Tech

Prosenjit Datta

Has Big Tech become too powerful? Should Facebook, Google (Alphabet), Apple, Microsoft and Amazon be broken up? After US Senator Elizabeth Warren put forward her proposal, the idea has gathered traction on both sides of the US political divide. Antitrust hearings are taking place against the big five companies.

In India, the hearings have generated only passing interest. After all, the companies are US-headquartered and it is easy to overlook the implications of the various potential outcomes of the hearings in the US for the Indian technology ecosystem and policymakers. First, …

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