Exciting stuff coming up over the next few weeks! Here are a few links that may interest you…
Trump Declares War On Silicon Valley: DoJ Launches Google Anti-Monopoly Probe – Here we go again! When I say again I mean again, as in they were just investigated back in 2013 by the Obama administration. This time is different. President Trump is putting a lot more resources into this one. The goal being the breakup of Google, Facebook/Instagram and Amazon.
Since the Trump administration swept into power two years ago in spite of thinly veiled opposition from Silicon Valley – as it was later revealed, big tech effectively conspired with the Clinton campaign to hurt Trump’s chances – the drumbeat of unprecedented anti-trust scrutiny has grown steadily louder, facilitated by the president’s own publicly-voiced suspicions.
No link on this one and no official story. This information just popped up in many of the feeds I followed over the last few days.
#Twexit is trending on twitter and when you go investigate the hashtag you find that there is a movement building for conservatives to exit twitter. The date for this to happen is July 4th. There’s even an exit strategy. Parler.com. I have seen this before in the past. The last exit strategy was Gab.ai, which is actually still around. I wrote about another one back in 2015 called TSU. Looking back at that social media platform, it’s long gone so I don’t know how this new one will turn out. Only time will tell.
Amazon could face heightened antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between US regulators – Amazon has always held a special place in the crosshairs of President Trump. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has used his billions made from Amazon’s destruction of small businesses, to purchase the Washington Post, the leading source of disinformation regarding the Trump Presidency. Amazon is definitely “Primed” for being broken up. They need to pay some taxes too! Just saying.
The Justice Department this week declined to comment, citing a policy against confirming or denying investigations. The FTC also declined to comment. Amazon did not immediately have comment. (Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, owns The Washington Post.) Interesting that Amazon could use the freedom of the press to get information about an investigation on itself.