Democrat primary contender Andrew Yang said he wouldn’t break up big tech companies during CNN’s debate today, challenging the efficacy of the proposals, which have been strongly advocated by rival candidate Elizabeth Warren. “As usual Senator Warren is 100% wrong in diagnosing the problem, there absolutely [are] excesses in technology and in some cases having them divest parts of their business is the right move,” conceded Yang.“But we also have to be realistic that competition doesn’t solve all the problems.” “It’s not like any of us want to use the fourth-best navigation app… There’s a reason why nobody is using Bing today. Sorry Microsoft, it’s true!” “It’s not like breaking up these tech companies will revive mainstream businesses around the country.” “And as the parent of two young children, I’m particularly concerned about screen use and its effect on our children. Studies clearly show that we’re seeing record levels of anxiety and depression coincident with smartphone adoption and social media use.” “Breaking up the tech companies does nothing to make our kids healthier. What we have to do is we have to hone in on the specific problems we’re trying to solve and use 21st-century solutions for 21st-century problems. Using… Read full this story
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