Poll: Big Tech’s Public Image Has Severely Deteriorated

I’ve already stated my view of Big Tech.

Destroying Big Tech is now our top public policy priority.

The Hill:

“Americans’ perceptions of big tech companies have steadily deteriorated over the past 18 months as titans like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon receive an avalanche of bipartisan criticism, according to a new poll.

new Gallup poll released Thursday shows that 45 percent of those surveyed have “somewhat” or “very” negative views of large tech companies, which were defined in the survey as firms “such as Amazon, Facebook and Google.”

The percent of respondents who had “somewhat” negative views remained the same from when the poll was taken in August 2019 — 23 percent — but the percentage of those with “very” negative views jumped from 10 percent to 22 percent. …

Changes in public opinion of the tech titans are particularly stark among Republicans and independents. The percentage of self-identified Republicans polled who had positive views of the firms fell from 43 percent to 20 percent, while support from independents in the survey fell from 43 percent to 33 percent. Positive views among Democratic respondents held steady at 49 percent. 

Support for increased regulation is bipartisan, with majorities of Republicans, independents and Democrats backing boosted oversight. In 2019, fewer than 50 percent of Republicans and independents polled supported more regulation. …”

In the span of eight months, the censorship has swung Big Tech’s image from +6 to -45 among Republicans and +10 to -11 among Indies. The elite cabal in Silicon Valley rigged the internet against Trump and threw off the veil when they banned him from social media.

Every option for destroying Big Tech should be on the table:

  • Raising the corporate tax rate
  • Using antitrust to break up these corporations like AT&T
  • Killing the cheap labor supply by drying up guest worker programs
  • Supporting unionization
  • Regulating Big Tech as public utilities
  • Universal Maximum Income

Kick the libertarian oligarchs to the curb and trash their free market ideology. Anyone who runs in the future on that Reaganite garbage should be laughed out of the room.

Note: Matt Stoller argues in the video below that the solution to Big Tech censorship is to repeal Section 230 and treat social media platforms as public utilities which must grant equal access to everyone. If there is a legal problem, then the courts can handle it.

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11 Comments

  1. I am not tech savvy but at this point shouldn’t it be possible to have socially interactive media without relying on big, centralized infrastructure platforms? Surely those Big Tech Oligarchs must realize their monopolistic control of online communication and commerce can’t last much longer?

    • @Spahnranch1970
      “I am not tech savvy but at this point shouldn’t it be possible to have socially interactive media without relying on big, centralized infrastructure platforms?”

      Free software exists for everyone to start their own social media, and they can link up to build a mega decentralized social media.

      Mastodon.instead of Twitter.

      PeerTube instead of Youtube.

      However you need infrastructure to host your website, and protect it from attack by bots. You will be banned from using this infrastructure by the zionist jews and shitlibs from the ADL and SPLC, and big tech itself. The same people will also ban you from banking, so you can’t raise money from your supporters. Crypto currency helps with that, in that you become your own bank, but few normies know how to use it.

      @Hunter
      “Every option for destroying Big Tech should be on the table:

      Raising the corporate tax rate
      Using antitrust to break up these corporations like AT&T
      Killing the cheap labor supply by drying up guest worker programs
      Supporting unionization
      Regulating Big Tech as public utilities
      Universal Maximum Income”

      Aw screw it, just ban big social media, and confiscate all of their wealth. If they object, use the same meme they used to silence Americans before the 2020 election:

      ‘The USA is a private country. If you don’t like how it is run, build your own country.’

    • The problem is the average person cannot build their own payment processor and DDOS protection service and domain registrar and hosting company and search engine etc. etc. When cars were invented we put in roads, stop lights, licenses, traffic rules — new conventions to square with new technological conditions. We didn’t tell people if they don’t like chaos they should take a horse to work. There needs to be heavy government regulation so the arbitrariness of platform rules and their enforcement is eliminated and everyone knows the rules of the game.

      Monopoly power is here to stay because of the winner-take-all effects of tech. No one wants to use the second-best retailer, the second-best search engine, etc.

      The Hill article is both encouraging and discouraging. Seems like the Democrats are mad we don’t live in a dystopia where monopolists make all of the decisions, as if corporate power doesn’t go far enough. They’ve truly lost their way.

  2. Decade after decade of White Males sitting in NFL NEGRO BALL STADIUMS….sniffing Tyrone’s rancid smelling jock strap….

    As the Hindu Colonizer took over Silicon Valley…….

    They now own you as property……

    White Male faggotry….allowed the rise of Hindu “American” Tech billionaires….

    White Males be cleaning the curry turds out of Sandeep’s gold plated toilet…real soon…..

    Was ROLL TIDE!!! worth it?…..Was WHAT A STUD TYRONE!!!! worth it…

    You gd faggots…!!!!

  3. They are banning their platforms out of existence. Let them burn it down. I have nothing to do with any of them.

    Their platforms are censorship on steroids. Why partake in it? Sit back and watch the implosion.

  4. THE WHITE LIBERAL GREEDY CHEATING CLASS

    BEHIND EVERY GREAT FORTUNE….IS VERY GREAT CRIME…

    THE CRIME….THE DEMOGRAPHIC ELIMINATION….

    OF THE HISTORIC NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS MAJORITY

    ON AMERICAN SOIL…..

    GREED….GREED…GREED….GREED…..MONUMENTAL GREED…….IT IS A VERY GREAT CRIME….A VERY GREAT CRIME…..

  5. America’s First Amendment at this moment may as well be written in the wind when the only tech apps that allow us “freedom of speech,” as long as we don’t “fedpost” of Russian or Chinese in origin.

    It’s a complete 180 degrees from the time of the Cold War.

  6. THERE IS NO MORE VILE SCUM

    IN THE WHOLE OF THE UNIVERSE

    THEN

    THE WHITE LIBERAL GREEDY CHEATING CLASS

    BEHIND EVERY GREAT FORTUNE

    IS A VERY VERY GREAT CRIME

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