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DoJ Launches Anti-Trust Investigation Into Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon

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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:37 PM
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Well, it has begun. Big tech is about to get a school lesson in why you don't piss off the president. Censoring his supporters, buying news papers and slandering him and his supporters continually and stifling every upstart is a bad plan. I imagine the fines will be debilitating and if they're not there will be mandatory breakups.

Normally I'm against the government meddling in business as the market can sort things out usually, but these companies (excluding amazon) have made a mission out of ideology over profits, to the detriment of the public. It's the perfect grounds for anti-trust.

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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:39 PM
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The link needs fixing - where is this from? Yes the whole lot needs some kind of bipartisan oversight, so maybe by hauling in Zuckerberg to congress they got a taste for it.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: firesnake

Link fixed



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:43 PM
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They already did haul him in there and he made every one of them look like literal idiots and walked out without a scratch.

He's said time and time again that the internet as a whole especially in America needs to be revamped. No one listened. But oh wait all of a sudden Mr Presidents reputation and 2020 election is on the line, quick fire up the cannons Rockefeller's and JP Morgans zombie has risen!


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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:49 PM
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Zuckerberg is such a bad spokesman. He's terrible with people. He looks like an android. Don't think he did himself any favors there.
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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:54 PM
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Anything constructive to say other then insulting his appearance or him attempting to answer stupid questions from people who have no idea what they are talking about?
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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:57 PM
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Not to mention he's lying in part. I've seen ads come up on Facebook that are related to conversations I've had with friends. Can they? Absolutely. Do they? You bet. You can opt out of every ad related setting and they still come in, partially relating to discussions you've had. I've seen it on my feeds.

Google, Amazon, eBay and YouTube are even worse.
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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:57 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: firesnake

They already did haul him in there and he made every one of them look like literal idiots and walked out without a scratch.



It is not just Facebook here, this is also Google, Twitter & Amazon.

They are rigging the internet in such a fashion that the average person
has literally no real way to get news that is the truth.

In other words, Google Twitter Facebook & Amazon are the
Lords of Propaganda!

This needs to be kept in check, right?



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

I get news perfectly fine, actually mostly right leaning news to be honest.

Have you ever thought that the algorithms set in place cater to what people search the most?


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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

Google has already admitted to rigging their algorithms.

They have admitted to much more, even to the point of election
interference. Amazon blacklists books they are afraid of.
Twitter is literally allowing bot army's to promote propaganda
while at the same time silencing conservative voices.

Nice try though.....




posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

Free enterprise?

Don't like it, don't use it... oh wait.


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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

That's not the way it works in an Anti Trust issue.

And this has zero to do with President Trump.

Even the EU has sued Google for anti trust issues.

www.theverge.com...

Nothing like being informed with facts instead of
clinging to hate and the socialist religion.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

Free enterprise is socialism?



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:26 PM
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We have anti-trust laws for a reason. It is time to address the current situation.

How would you like to be on a road trip along the highway system and constantly have blockages and detours by Chevy or Ford or Toyota rerouting you so you have to look at what they decide you need to look at.

The Information Highway does not belong to Google/Facebook/Twitter.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:27 PM
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It's Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

Then don't take their highways.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

What I said was quite constructive, even if you didn't like it. His appearance like an android is quite relevant, given his industry. His answers were dishonest and extremely vague. His demeanor was meant to insult those who he believes are stupid (much like your demeanor here). The problem with that, is that those people he thinks are stupid can destroy his company with the stroke of a pen.

This is how you handle stupid questions from people that can destroy your livelihood:



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Apple could only possibly be a monopoly in their app store.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

Oh, it's far worse than that. They disable your car if you disagree with them politically.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

Your video isn't about tech giants or internet at all.

When you're sitting in a room full of ignorant people towards a subject and trying to literally teach them how it works, how do you think you'd look? It doesn't matter how he carried himself, the content was there.




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