Op-Ed: Tobias Ellwood is wrong: we’d be far worse off in a world without Big Tech

CapX – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman had an op-ed in CapX responding to Minister of Parliament Tobias Ellwood earlier Mail on Sunday piece about breaking up Big Tech firms. You can read the full piece here.

Critiques of big tech are ten a penny, but it’s not often that you hear a politician, let alone a Conservative one, saying we should shut down tech companies altogether. So it was a surprise to see Tory MP Tobias Ellwood arguing in the Mail on Sunday that we would be better off if the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter did not exist at all.