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The upside of bowing to big tech

One benefit of having five giant firms in charge of tech infrastructure is that they provide a convenient focus for addressing the problems caused by the tech revolution.

Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google are being sworn in at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing into social media influence over the 2016 elections in Washington last week.

THE tech giants are too big. But what if that's not so bad? For a year and a half - and more urgently for much of the last month - I have warned of the growing economic, social and political power held by the five largest American tech companies: Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft....

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