Hillsdale College President Warns U.S. About Monopolistic Tech Companies

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Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn is speaking out about the monopolistic power of technology companies like Google and Facebook.

Arnn is concerned about the reach of giant technology companies like Facebook and Google, arguing that the companies have nearly reached the point of monopoly and are protected from competition.

“The trouble is, those are places are in near-monopolistic positions and they are protected from competition,” Arnn said in an interview with The Hill.

“What if, for example, there was a law that anybody can delegate his access to social media to anybody else, and [each] individual could have one social media site, and it could be put wherever you want it to go,” Arnn continued. “There are things like that that would compromise the power of these places.”

“They can still be rich and powerful, and have more money than Jehovah himself, but they should be in competition,” Arnn added. “Consumers have a right to expect an alternative way to choose.”

The Hill’s report on Arnn’s comments were presented in the context of recent concerns that large technology companies are biased against conservative users. Breitbart News has reported on the progressive culture are large social media companies like Facebook and Google. In August 2018, conservative employees complained about the “intolerant” culture at the company’s headquarters.

Of course, the concerns about partisanship in Silicon Valley extends far beyond the politics of company offices. Many conservative users have been banned or “shadowbanned” on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for more updates on this story.


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