Some time back I had a job that I held for several years. There was a guy in charge of the workers that was an a-hole but the guy above him cared for the workers so it seemed to balance out.
Or so I thought. Until one day, I moved on and upon telling the head guy, the situation became apparent. The “a-hole” was the head guy and he just used the manager below him as his axe man and blamed all things the workers did not like on him.
I believe this is the situation with big tech. I think big tech has been a tool for the government for some time. I think the government realized the power of big tech before big tech did. And so worked to infiltrate it and get its tendrils in it for much longer than we originally thought. This is why you see people in high positions in government float back and forth between government and big tech jobs and other powerful companies.
And now we are seeing the fruits of their labor as the government seems to now be able to steer big tech although (like the afore mentioned situation) that activity gets blamed on big tech being evil. It’s really the government steering that more than we thought.
And as such government will NEVER breakup or harm the companies it is using. In fact they will see much favor from the government.