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There has been much talk in recent months and years about how the major Silicon Valley tech and social media companies have grown too big, too fast, and are wielding an inordinate amount of control over society, prompting some on both the right and the left — for vastly differing reasons — to call for the federal government to intervene by way of regulations on those companies.
But federal regulations aren’t the only tool the government has to rein in massive monopolistic corporations — like the tech firms and social media platforms — and conservative talk radio king Rush Limbaugh spent some time on Monday’s program discussing that governmental tool … trust-busting, a la former President Teddy Roosevelt.
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Limbaugh drew attention to an op-ed article in USA Today by “Instapundit” Glenn Reynolds, which suggested that President Donald Trump should follow Roosevelt’s example and “trust-bust” the society-domineering monopolies like Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google, not to mention a few others like them.
“Teddy Roosevelt busted up the trusts, among them Standard Oil, the Rockefeller family, and J. P. Morgan, who was on the verge of owning the United States financial markets,” said Limbaugh. He added, “You know, I don’t like monopolies, and I really hate government intervention, but this social media stuff is getting totally out of hand.”
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Limbaugh referenced a recent poll which showed that roughly 42 percent of Americans believed that Russians had colluded with Trump to interfere in the 2016 election, even to the point of tampering with vote totals, and exclaimed, “This has been one of the most successful hoaxes that has ever been run in politics,” as he proceeded to point directly at social media platforms for helping along “one of the most successful disinformation campaigns ever.”
The radio host noted that, despite no real evidence to support the myth of...
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