Critics Rebut Tech Claim Antitrust Push Risks US Security (1) – Bloomberg Law

Oct. 12, 2021, 1:47 PM

A coalition of anti-monopoly groups attacked the claim by U.S. technology giants that bills aiming to crimp their power pose national security risks, arguing that over-reliance on a handful of companies is more dangerous.

The most powerful U.S. tech companies put shareholder profit over public interest, according to a letter from public advocacy groups obtained by Bloomberg News that rejects warnings about a series of antitrust bills before Congress.

The letter addressed to House leaders seeks to rebut the argument — voiced recently by several former national security officials — that moving forward with legislation targeting Apple Inc., Facebook …


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