Released: April 20, 2021
We’ve reached a global tipping point for reining in tech
Source: Paul Mozur, Cecilia Kang, Adam Satariano & David McCabe, New York Times (Paid Registration)
Around the world, governments are moving simultaneously to limit the power of tech companies with an urgency and breadth that no single industry had experienced before. Their motivation varies. In the United States and Europe, it is concern that tech companies are stifling competition, spreading misinformation and eroding privacy; in Russia and elsewhere, it is to silence protest movements and tighten political control; in China, it is some of both.
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