Commentary by Adriana Cohen
Monopolistic companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple and others have become far too powerful. They thwart competition and abuse their power, whether it’s by failing to protect users’ privacy and data or controlling one of our most basic freedoms — free speech — in hopes of influencing, if not, swaying elections. These actions warrant congressional intervention, especially given Silicon Valley’s well-known political bias against conservatives — including the president of the United States of America. President Donald Trump’s tweets are routinely “fact-checked” and censored, for example, while his political opponents are not.
This rigged system has far-reaching consequences that, among other things, shape public opinion and culture and taint America’s standing in the world — while diminishing our collective rights.
Take Apple. If you ask Siri what “demon” means, she says “an evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell.” The second