Matt Stoller

Matt Stoller

Interested in political liberty and regulated competition. Fellow at the Open Markets Institute

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The backstory is that the Judiciary Committee was run on the GOP side by @Douglas_ Collins , and he launched an investigation of big tech with Cicilline. In the middle of last session, Collins left the committee @Jim_Jordanand  took over. Jordan was hostile and tried to sabotage it.

Why can't @Jim_Jordan  just accept the report which calls for BREAKING UP BIG TECH?

Now Silicon Valley Dem@RepZoeLofgren  is saying adopting the committee report is a "complete waste of time. " She has disagreements. What a shocker.

If @Jim_Jordan  and @DarrellIssa  had wanted to insert new language into the report it would have been easy for them to do it by raising it earlier. They are just springing new annoying language now because they know it will spoil the process.

The Dems should accept something on concentrated power and censorship, it's a legit point. The Republicans should stop acting like this report is a partisan staff job and take it seriously.

Now @RepChipRoy  quotes Thomas Jefferson, "I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it's birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government. "

The gist of the Republican position right now is “We believe big tech should be broken up. That’s why we are disagreeing with your report making the case for breaking up big tech.”

Or break the monopolization of ad revenue.

Before packing the Supreme Court try, you know, passing laws.


Congratulations to all those Joe Biden supporters!

Kamala Harris is making a special announcement tonight where she will randomly pick 10 families across America and incarcerate them.

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is missing after criticizing the Chinese government. Wow. This would be like the U.S. government kidnapping Jeff Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg to teach them a lesson.

This announcement of layoffs by United Airlines came literally a few hours after they got $25B in grants from the government so they wouldn't have to lay anyone off. Congress is full of a bunch of fucking morons.

If the Post Office had used 96% of its cash flow to buy back stock instead of deliver mail to rural areas it would have been bailed out by the Fed in March.

Biden transition is quietly putting Google and Facebook employees into its transition landing teams.

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Just spoke with ER doc who say he's seeing cases he's 99% sure are #coronavirus . Negative for flu, recent travel, work in airports. Not allowed to test. Patients return to work because they can't take time off w/out a firm diagnosis. Other ER docs seeing the same thing.

I've never seen a more blatant example of concentrated money rigging an election than Iowa Dems releasing a random percentage of the vote after self-dealing grifters tied to Buttigieg fucked up an election, followed by the NYT, WaPost, CNN, and MSNBC announcing 'partial results.'