Tech Talk With Sean Burch and Alex Kantrowitz: How Parler Crackdown Could Make ‘Life Miserable’ for Amazon, Google | PRO Video

Democrats and Republicans could soon unite to hit Big Tech on antitrust issues, Alex Kantrowitz says

Big Tech has made some big decisions of late. But those decisions could ultimately make the lives of Amazon and other tech firms “miserable” from an antitrust perspective, according to Alex Kantrowitz, author of the Big Technology newsletter.

Facebook last week “indefinitely” suspended President Trump and Twitter went a step further, banning him forever from its service, following the attack on the U.S. Capitol by scores of the president’s supporters. Soon after, Google and Apple both pulled Parler, a social media app popular among conservatives and used by some of the rioters, from their app stores; while Amazon yanked Parler’s web hosting services, pushing the platform completely offline on Monday and Tuesday.

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Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz is the author of Always Day One, a new book about the tech giants’ work culture. He writes about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft in his weekly newsletter, Big Technology.

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • • @SeanB44