OP-ED: Republicans Should Tread Carefully as they Consider ‘Solutions’ to Big Tech
RealClearPolicy – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman had an op-ed published in RealClearPolicy about the pitfalls that conservatives could face if they sign on to grant more power to federal bureaucracy to regulate or break up Big Tech. You can read the full piece here.
Congressional Republicans face a dilemma in determining how they want to approach Big Tech. Some perceive the largest tech companies to have too much power over political speech, power that can be used to censor conservatives. Many fear that so-called “woke” opinions are artificially promoted by tech companies whose employees agree with them, while news stories that contradict that narrative are downplayed.