Regulation

Lessons for Big Tech from Ralph Nader’s ‘Sack of Detroit’

Lessons for Big Tech from Ralph Nader’s ‘Sack of Detroit’

Until recently, Silicon Valley enjoyed a relatively high degree of freedom from US government regulation. That was a deliberate policy choice. Responding to public enthusiasm for the possibilities of global interconnectedness and an endless stream of easily accessible information, Congress decreed early that online platforms would have no liability for

Kenneth Whyte
Kenneth Whyte
Tech
The Moral Panic Behind Internet Regulation

The Moral Panic Behind Internet Regulation

This is a contribution to “Who Controls the Platform?”—a multi-part Quillette series. Submissions related to this series may be directed to pitch@quillette.com. In the present era of growing polarization, one thing that people from across the political spectrum now agree on is their dislike of Big Tech.

Matthew Lesh
Matthew Lesh
Europe