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How to Stop Google and Facebook From Strangling Journalism

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/06/12/how-stop-google-and-facebook-strangling-journalism

What if instead of breaking up the tech giants, we limited the amount of shares any one shareholder could have by popular referendum. That would also curtail the amount of power any shareholder could wield. Only the people can stop the despotism of wealth.

Alternatively, give each shareholder only one vote regardless of the number of shares each one owns. Better to have a million shareholders with one share and one vote each than to have one or two with a million shares and each with a million votes.