Will Oremus @WillOremus oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero at @medium: onezero.medium.com/ Past: @slate. I write about how tech shapes us. DM for Signal. May. 04, 2019 1 min read

Here's a clear and thorough high-level explanation of the landscape around Big Tech and antitrust regulation, from @mattyglesias:  https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/5/3/18520703/big-tech-break-up-explained  It's a good practical primer for those unfamiliar with the basics.

That said, it elides some really important debates around more nuanced concepts like two-sided markets, whether "consumer welfare" encompasses privacy harms, and the notion that personal data might be a market in itself.

I hope some people previously unversed in antitrust will use it as a jumping-off point from which to start to understand the critiques of @linamkhan, @superwuster, and others who are working at the debate's forefront, rather than just reading Matt's piece and calling it a day.

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