Proposed EU laws could force breakup of Big Tech

    European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager, left, and European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton during a news conference on Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. AP Photo/Olivier Matthys

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    On Tuesday, the European Union published a pair of long-awaited draft laws that seek to curb the dominance of “gatekeeper” platforms like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, as well as restrict their ability to spread hateful and violent content online. It’s the most aggressive attempt yet to regulate Big Tech. Here’s what you need to know:

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