Back in November, it was possible to dismiss the Trump administration's antitrust suit against Google as too weak, too narrow and too late. But now more than 40 states - and the Federal Trade Commission - have filed suit against another tech giant: Facebook.
It seems unlikely to be the last major lawsuit against technology giants. Though these cases are ostensibly about antitrust violations, they are a sign of something bigger: the revival of a longstanding anti-monopoly tradition in the United States. This particular view of large, powerful corporations - as threats to the political order - has repeatedly played a significant role in the nation's history.
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