The Heat: U.S. congress investigates Big Tech companies

The Heat

Competition is the name of the game in the U.S. market economy -in theory.

There are laws to prevent companies from becoming so big that they form a monopoly.

In the past, the federal government has acted to break up companies into smaller units, like they did with telecom giant AT&T in the 1980s. And they could do it again.

Four major tech companies are under scrutiny by the U.S. Congress.

CGTN’s Mark Niu reports.

To discuss:

  • Mark Niu is a correspondent with CGTN America
  • Adonis Hoffman is the CEO of The Advisory Counsel
  • Robert Atkinson is the President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Harry First is a professor of law at New York University

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