By  on March 11, 2019

South by Southwest — already a hotbed of style, entertainment and innovation — has become something of a lightning rod as politicians turned out to blast big tech.

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez kicked off the critiques, warning about the dangers of mass automation in a society with no safeguards for disenfranchised workers. Left-leaning presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for the break-up of data-guzzling tech giants Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon, while fellow candidate and Sen. Amy Klobuchar — who’s more of a moderate — said she wanted to explore the need for busting them up.

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