Yes, the tech giants are big – in truth, probably too big to break up

Despite Congress’s threats, no politician or president will want to panic fragile stock markets with antitrust action

What’s the difference between Mark Zuckerberg and John D Rockefeller? Exchange the trainers for a pair of spats, and the T-shirt for a frock coat, and the answer is not all that much, according to lawmakers in Washington: a robber baron is a robber baron whether he wears a top hat or a baseball cap.

The US has a history of bringing antitrust cases against monopolies that stretches all the way back to the breakup of Rockefeller’s Standard Oil back in 1911.

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Source: theguardian
Yes, the tech giants are big – in truth, probably too big to break up