Bernie Sanders says he would ‘absolutely’ try to break up Facebook, Google, Amazon


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today said that if elected president he would “absolutely” look to break up online giants Facebook, Google and Amazon, offering his strongest pledge to date to pursue antitrust enforcement against the tech industry.

Asked at a Washington Post event if his administration would try to split apart those three tech titans, Sanders said, “Absolutely.” He singled out Facebook in particular as having “incredible power over the economy, over the political life of this country in a very dangerous sense.”

Digital directors and strategists depend on Facebook and Google’s infrastructure for the day-to-day of their work. Any anti-trust measures would have a seismic and unpredictable effect on the digital political ecosystem.