Tech Giants Enlist Mom And Pop Shops as Antitrust Allies

Mimi Striplin is a local business owner operating out of Spring Street in Charleston, S.C. Her beloved business is in handmade jewelry, but when antitrust bills were introduced her business was put in peril. After being approached by a large tech firm(s), she lobbied against the bill (s) that put her company in danger. She was part of a growing strategy by large internet companies to use small-business owners to lobby against antitrust legislation aimed at Google, Amazon.com Inc., Facebook, and Apple Inc.

Original news by L.A Times.

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2021-12-03/tech-giants-enlist-mom-and-pop-shops-as-antitrust-allies

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