Breaking up Big Tech would have left us worse off during coronavirus quarantine

If the current pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how vital our interconnected world has become.

During the coronavirus and the ensuing societal lockdown, websites that once seemed somewhat trivial such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have become essential sources of information for White House livestreams, breaking news, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, and so much more. And applications that once seemed more for teenagers or professionals such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime are now key to maintaining human interaction during quarantine for everyone from school children to the elderly.

So, it sure is a good thing that policymakers so far have ignored the loud cries
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