Breaking up big tech companies would give an advantage to China |Opinion – Deseret News

Posted: September 1, 2021 at 12:37 am

House Democrats recently unveiled anti-trust bills designed to target and curb the power of big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. However, in practice, these bills are not only a threat to the Silicon Valley powerhouses but also to Americas national security.

The problem is that they are narrowly focused on Americas most competitive and innovative companies. Breaking up the power of these tech leaders will not only weaken their standing in the global market but it will also make room for foreign tech companies, like those in China, to grow even larger and more powerful.

Currently, China is the only nation projected to match the United States cyber powers with numerous domestic companies dedicated to developing cyber capabilities. Breaking up Americas tech companies would hinder our ability to compete with these firms and increase our vulnerability to foreign cyberattacks. Lets not compromise our national security and global standing as a tech leader. We need our representatives in Congress to vote against these antirust bills and keep our country safe.

Brianna Kreisel

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