by Axios | 3.8.19
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday that she would take steps to break apart Google, Facebook and Amazon if elected.
Why it matters: It's the most significant tech policy idea proposed on the presidential campaign trail so far, and in keeping with a moment where policymakers of both parties have grown skeptical of the power of big web platforms.
Details: The Massachusetts senator's plan involves two key steps.
Yes, but: Even if elected, nothing's a sure thing. A President Warren couldn't take these steps without some level of congressional support, since one of her proposals requires passing a law and major antitrust regulators require Senate confirmation.
The big picture: This proposal is a boon for a growing anti-monopoly movement that critics have derisively called "hipster antitrust."
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