Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Friday on Fox Business that he thinks it’s time for Google to be broken up under antitrust laws.
“I’m very glad that the Department of Justice is pursuing an antitrust case against them,” he said. “I think they need to be broken up. I think they’re — they are abusing their monopoly power. I think they are extracting monopoly revenues, and not only that, I think they’re abusing their power to censor political speech and to silence the American people online and to manipulate elections, all of which is an abuse of monopoly power.”
Cruz pointed to the censorship by Facebook and Twitter of a New York Post story about alleged corruption by Hunter and Joe Biden as a prime example of the power big tech companies are wielding over the public in America and other countries around the world.
“That degree of — of attempted censorship, all of the media ought to be outraged that a couple of Silicon Valley oligarchs are asserting the power to decide what stories you can report and what stories the American people can read or listen to,” Cruz said.
Google is alleged to have paid off cell phone companies to give them exclusive contracts for search capabilities.
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