Lawmakers argue that big tech stands to benefit from the pandemic and must be regulated

In his opening statements, the chairman of Wednesdays historic tech hearing argued that regulating techs most dominant players is vital in the midst of the ongoing pandemic that has driven even more of American life online.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, these corporations already stood out as titans in our economy, House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David Cicilline said. In the wake of COVID-19, however, they are likely to emerge stronger and more powerful than ever before.
The argument that tech stands to benefit from the COVID-19 crisis is a smart one and a timely attack thats difficult to dispute. While many major companies in other industries are struggling, grappling with layoffs or filing for bankruptcy, many of techs largest tech companies stand to emerge from the economic storm largely unscathed if not better off.
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