Several executives of Big Tech companies testified before Congress last week at a critical point for the future regulation of the industry. Though the hearing was ostensibly about antitrust, in practice, it was a forum for members of Congress to air their grievances about the influence that technology companies have, especially over public discourse.
While large technology companies are still undergoing enormous growth even in the face of the massive disruption caused by the coronavirus, they are under fire from both sides in Washington.
Democrats, still trying to delegitimize President Trump’s win in the 2016 election, attribute his victory to the proliferation of “fake news” on social media. In practice,