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Important read by @matthewstoller and something that's been on my mind for a long time.

Fascism is uniting mega corporations with the national security state. If we yield to fascism to defeat fascism we lose everything.
@matthewstoller "Brad Smith of Microsoft in his book Tools and Weapons basically proposed a fusion of big tech and the state for the same reasons."

Straight up terrifying.
@matthewstoller "Google and Facebook are less competitive because they are big, not more competitive. That's why TikTok is gaining, because Facebook hasn't improved its product in five years and it has killed all attempts at investment in social media."

Great point.
@matthewstoller Another excellent point:

"Network effects are also a result of political choices, not just physical ones; we’ve allowed Facebook to keep its network closed, but force AT&T to let Verizon phones connect in."
@matthewstoller "His proposal is to incorporate national security officials to advise antitrust enforcers and Congress, especially where break-ups are concerned, as well as to reduce authority for state-level antitrust enforcers...
@matthewstoller "Bateman, in other words, seeks to fuse the power of big tech with the national security apparatus, with the threat of antitrust as a stick for the intelligence world to force Google/Apple/Facebook/Amazon to do what they want."

Straight up fascism.
@matthewstoller This Bateman character is a straight up fascist.

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