Big Tech saved by partisanship

Congressional Republicans and Democrats both say they want to rein in Big Tech, even if for starkly different reasons. That would seem a recipe for legislative compromise.

But amid increasing partisanship weeks away from the Nov. 8 midterm elections, there’s been little movement on tech issues in the 117th Congress. That despite a slew of high-profile committee hearings that frequently put tech industry leaders on the defensive, which has at times had Republicans and Democrats in agreement on how to proceed against Silicon Valley.

Both parties have their gripes with Big Tech.

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