Controversy over treatment by “Big Tech,” a shorthand reference to companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Amazon, of those expressing conservative, libertarian or just unapproved views on controversial political and social issues has led some conservatives to call for government use of antitrust law to rein in, or even break up, these companies unless they change their practices. Some are even supporting new laws giving government more power to use antirust against these companies. This paper will examine the arguments by conservatives pushing for use of antitrust against Big Tech and expose the flaws and dangers in this approach.

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