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attends the IF! Italians Festival at Franco Parenti Theater on November 6, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Campbell: Trump Should Break Up Google’s Media Monopoly  

When President Trump was still on the campaign trail, he noted that Amazon is using the Washington Post (owned by Amazon) as a political instrument to avoid prosecution for its “huge antitrust problem.” President Trump is right to be concerned about Silicon Valley’s unprecedented corporate power and influence over the nation’s media, and he’s right that “we can’t let [them] get away with it.” But the greatest threat to our constitutional republic isn’t Amazon. It’s Google.

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Texas Town Goes Silent Amid Allegations of Secrecy and Cronyism

Officials in one Texas city went silent over allegations of secrecy and cronyism in a questionable closed-door garbage collection deal. The deal overcharged local businesses for years and the city fizzled on its promises to look into the matter for its taxpayers.

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New FTC Chair May Pursue Silicon Valley Anti-Trust Enforcement

President Donald Trump’s power to appoint a majority of the Federal Trade Commission’s members and the agency’s Chairman may usher in aggressive enforcement of anti-trust laws against several Silicon Valley tech giants.

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Italian Court Bows to Powerful Taxi Union, Banning Uber

In a stunning blow to free enterprise, an Italian court has banned Uber from using its apps or advertising its services throughout Italy, following violent protests from the powerful taxi union.

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Iran Sanctions Relief Will Break Russia’s Gas Monopoly

With sanctions about to be lifted, Iran unveiled a “new model” for a 25-year joint-venture oil and gas production contract on terms favorable to foreign companies in an effort to recruit $100 billion in foreign capital to break Russia’s natural gas monopoly in Europe.

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Google’s Endgame Is a Single Perfect Search Result

Google’s entire multi-billion dollar software utopia is designed to find the perfect search result. Back in 2005, before American and European Union government regulators painted Google as a monopoly, now-chairman Eric Schmidt was quite open about the search giant’s endgame.

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European Union Accuses Google Of Anti-Competitive Practices

The European Union has been involved in what seems like a permanent investigation of Google for abusing its search-engine dominance. There is a certain through-the-looking-glass quality to Reuters’ report on the latest developments, as Google is punished with anti-competitive regulations for allegedly engaging in anti-competitive practices.