It’s About Time for a Big Tech Reckoning

They’ve enjoyed political complacency for far too long.

[From left to right] Tim Cook at the Austin Community College in 2017, Jeff Bezos at the 2005 O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012, Sundar Pichai at the Łazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland. Courtesy of Flickr by ACC, Kancelaria Premiera, James Duncan Davison and JD Lasica respectively. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

When power is consolidated among entities that are not accountable to democratic institutions, the outcomes are sure to be catastrophic. Big Tech’s outsized influence has long been a topic of indifference where legislative bodies — both conservative and liberal — saw them as harbingers of great boons to…

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A. Khaled

A. Khaled

Internet culture scribe with an interest in the digital economy, content creators, media and politics.

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