I’ve already stated my view of Big Tech.
Destroying Big Tech is now our top public policy priority.
“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.
A 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.