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36% of Techies OK Breaking Up Big Tech Companies

Presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, released a plan to break up tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Facebook and impose severe restrictions. She argued that these near-trillion dollar corporations have the ability to sell products on the platforms they also own, which eliminates competition. Her plan to appoint government regulators, facilitate reversing business acquisitions and diminish the power of these tech companies is currently have is one of the most aggressive proposals that threaten the tech industry.

We decided to ask our community of tech workers to weigh in on this idea, so we asked them to answer YES or NO to this simple question: Should Amazon, Facebook and Google be broken up?

The survey was shown to users on our app ‘Blind’ from March 10 through March 15, 2019. A total of 6,082 answered the survey question, with 36.06% (2,193) answering with YES and 63.94% (3,889) answering with NO.

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Breakdown by companies with at least 75 employee responses:

  • Not surprisingly, the companies named in the question finished with the lowest percentage of employees answering with YES. Only 17.55% of Google employees answered with YES, followed by Facebook with 17.59%, and Amazon with 22.89%.
  • The three companies with the highest percentage of employees answering YES are Lyft with 45.68%, Salesforce with 46.34%, and eBay with 47.44%.

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Tech company-related discussions on Blind

About Blind
At Blind we’re on a mission to bring transparency to the workplace. Transparency results in voice and voice results in change, often for the better. That’s why we created Blind, an anonymous social network for the workplace. Our user base includes over 50,000 employees from Microsoft, 35,000 from Amazon, 13,500 from Google, 10,500 from Facebook, 9,500 from Uber, 8,000 from Apple, 6,000 from LinkedIn, and 5,000 from Salesforce, just to name a few. With such a large user base of tech professionals, it makes it easy to quickly poll these employees about important and popular topics, such as this.

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