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Big tech has big problems. This the only way to fix it: Tech entrepreneur Peter Rex
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Big Tech has a big problem. Over the past month, it has become clear that tech leaders are willing to silence people who don’t think as they do.
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If anyone wasn’t paying attention before the election, they certainly are now. More Americans than ever are angry about it.
Nearly all the focus is on Big Tech’s censorship. A lot of conservatives are furious that Twitter is silencing President Trump and other right-of-center voices, including media outlets. Liberals are livid at Facebook for not silencing enough voices.
These two reactions were on full display Tuesday as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey were called to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing on “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election.” Senators from both political parties took social media CEOs to task.
But anger at tech runs much deeper than censorship, and in other areas, there’s much less of a partisan divide. At least two-thirds of Republicans, Democrats, and independents feel that tech has too much political power.