Elizabeth Warren calling for the breakup of Google

For Alphabet Inc.’s Google, both its search engine and its ad exchange would be classified as “platform utilities,” and would have to be separated from the company’s other properties. This would address one of the main antitrust complaints smaller competitors have made about Google — that it has cut them off by designing its search engine to promote other Google services. While Warren doesn’t identify a specific agency in charge of enforcing these rules, she said that private citizens and state and federal officials could sue companies that run afoul of them, with penalties reaching as much as five percent of annual revenue. 

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-08/elizabeth-warren-imagines-big-tech-after-the-breakup

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