Assessing the impact of the U.S. Midterm elections on Big Tech

Writing for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a non-profit public policy organization “dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty”, Iain Murray assesses the impact of the recent Midterm elections on the big technology firms.

According to Murray, in the House (which was taken by the Democrats) the Big Tech firms can expect “many more hearings and subpoenas over their handling of consumer data, their market shares, and over the supposed effect of foreign actors on voting patterns.”

Meanwhile, from the Senate (which was held by the Republicans), firms can anticipate “much more oversight over their approach to free speech, supposed censorship of conservative voices, and allegations of general political bias.”

Murray concludes by suggesting that both chambers will impact heavily on big tech companies, writing:

Advocates for the benefits technology brings will have to be on top of their game to preserve a legislative climate that is as friendly to innovation as it has been over the past two decades.

The full article can be read here.


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