As Big Tech’s dominance over independent thought, viewpoint diversity, market access, and election integrity continues to grow, one thing is clear: mega-corporate power, exercised at scale, can be a threat to individual liberty and the free market. Conservatives must have a response.
The House antitrust subcommittee has spent the last 16 months aggressively investigating the market dominance of Big Tech monopolies, and last week, the committee’s Democrats released a blockbuster 450-page report detailing their findings and proposed solutions.
Most interesting to observers on the right was the report authored by Republican Ken Buck of Colorado. Buck’s report, styled as a “third way,” agreed with many of the investigation’s findings about the “fundamentally anticompetitive” behavior of the tech platforms and some of the report’s proposed solutions, though diverged from more aggressive proposals that would legislate the structural breakup of the tech companies.
In issuing his own report, co-signed by Republicans Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), and Doug Collins (Ga.),