On Friday morning Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) vowed to disband technology competitors such as Amazon, Facebook and Google if elected president in 2020. Only a few hours later, she arrived in Long Island City, New York City, and recently submitted her proposal to a community where a company felt threatened.
"Hello, Long Island City." Warren shouted to the crowd. "I understand that you have visitors."
"The Amazon is here, the Amazon is gone," she continued. "It is a problem in America today, and we think this huge technology company dominates the planet."
Over 1,000 people got a cold to hear Warren's suggestion. She shook out of the Amazon, and the crowd loudly applauded as they called the company to act anti-competitive. "
" She's one of the only politicians to announce policies that match the scale of corporate governance. " In the field, one person told me.
According to her suggestion, Warren says that if elected, he will appoint a regulatory agency that can turn previous acquisitions of companies like Facebook and Google into their own companies. again. In the case of Facebook, it will deprive Instagram and WhatsApp. She also proposed a bill banning platforms that generate more than $ 25 billion a year in revenue from serving as "participants" to the platform.
For many, the bill seemed to be a direct jab in the Amazon. If Warren's proposal is approved, Amazon will not be able to sell its products on its website or third-party products.
Long Island City (LIC), located in New York City's Queens Borough, was iconic Friday night selecting a venue for Warren's campaign events. Last year, Amazon saved dozens of cities across the country to find the second headquarters location looking for the sweetest incentives from local officials. Amazon announced in November that it would divide its new headquarters split between LIC and Northern Virginia into two. Virginia welcomed a company with little criticism, but shortly after the announcement, politicians and supporters in New York City opposed the decision. A few months later, Amazon withdrew.
Warren introduced two of New York's legislative members, who pushed the hardest against Amazon, Sense, Mike Guiana Liss and Jimmy Van Bremer. The two championed Warren's accusation of Warren's actions by taking the lead in renegotiating deals and defending Amazon. "
" [Big tech companies] "[Big tech companies] They come to towns and states, and they think everyone can do what they want," Warren said. "They think they can steal all of our personal data and sell it to their liking and desire. They are able to run their businesses and find every small business, every entrepreneur, and every startup that can threaten their location. I think we can jump right in. And what does our government do in Washington? "
Over the past year, discussions of US antitrust laws have become relevant. Parliaments on both sides of the channel began to rethink how regulators could fight anti-competitive behavior. The criticism of the company was commonplace in Congress, but politicians did not make it clear that it was important to bankrupt a vast technology company like Warren.
"I want a government that does not work in a huge technology company." Warren said. "I hope there will be a government to work for people."