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Big tech on trial

Daniel Oliver, Washington Examiner

In current antitrust law, a small degree of market power (which is not the same as monopoly power) is very common and understood not to warrant antitrust intervention. But even a trivial skewing of the marketplace of ideas by one of the giant tech information companies could have made the difference between “President Trump” and “President Clinton.” It’s time to revisit antitrust law. People who believe in competition, especially in the marketplace of ideas, shouldn’t let tech CEOs stop the clock there. Like Oliver Wendell Holmes (who switched his opinion on free speech rights in the landmark case of Abrams v. United States), we should be willing to change our minds.