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Arizona Candidate Blake Masters: Regulate Tech Companies Like Public Utilities, Ban Targeted Ads

Thiel Foundation president Blake Masters, who recently announced he is contesting the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Arizona in a bid to oust Democrat Mark Kelly, joined Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily this morning. Masters shared his opinion on the Big Tech Masters of the Universe, saying: “Just like the phone company can’t kick you and I off for having a conversation about conservative politics, Twitter probably shouldn’t be able to kick off Trump supporters for supporting Trump or for saying right-wing things.”

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Ad Spending Shifts to Google’s Android as Apple Tightens Privacy Rules

Advertisers have reportedly begun shifting their spending patterns following Apple’s iOS update that requires apps to gain iPhone and iPad users’ permission to track them. Industry data shows that mobile advertising aimed at iPhone users has dropped significantly while advertising aimed at users of Google’s Android OS are climbing.

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Maryland to Become First State to Tax Google and Facebook’s Online Ads

The state of Maryland is reportedly set to be the first U.S. state that will impose a tax on the sale of online ads. The tax will impact the Masters of the Universe, primarily Google and Facebook which hold the ad market in a duopoly that Amazon is only beginning to gain a foothold in, but critics claim the tax will be passed on, saying “This tax increase was historically shortsighted, foolish, and harmful to countless small businesses and employees, and Marylanders will remember it that way.”

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