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A former team owner in the US National Football League, which splits its massive TV revenues equally between popular and bottom-feeder teams, once described the organisation's team owners as "32 Republicans who all vote socialist".

There appears to have been a similar moment occurring among the right regarding corporate control. Pausing deregulation and "cutting green tape" for a moment, they've been shocked -- shocked! -- to find that big tech is a series of interlocking monopolies with an agenda of its own.

Suddenly, with Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google's limits on Donald Trump, sundry fascist nob heads, and the Twitter-alternative app Parler, the right has discovered its inner Ralph Nader.