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Big Tech critic Tim Wu joins Biden administration to work on competition policy

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  1. arghdos
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    This is pretty unambiguously good news. Tim has put a lot more thought in what to do about monopolies than the current “repeal 230 without fundamentally understanding what it does” crowd....

    This is pretty unambiguously good news. Tim has put a lot more thought in what to do about monopolies than the current “repeal 230 without fundamentally understanding what it does” crowd. Hopefully this means real policy proposals with teeth... whether they can be enacted remains to be seen.

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  2. cmccabe
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    The hire signals that the Biden administration is serious about competition policy and will likely be viewed favorably among progressives hoping to see greater enforcement of the antitrust laws, especially against tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Wu’s writing has played a major role in advancing the idea that major tech companies should be broken up to reinvigorate competition, particularly through his 2018 book, “The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age.”

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